day twelve | Papatūānuku

Papatūānuku

1.(personal name) Earth, Earth mother and wife of Rangi-nui – all living things originate from them.

It feels like sacrilege
to use this globe
for its intended purpose

We are not her masters
she has been here longer than us all
and
despite our best efforts
she will survive us all

So I will not exert my stress upon her

She already carries the weight of the world
on her shoulders.

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