Into the Woods
When you go into the woods, my daughter,
I want you to remember these things.
The creepy crawlies, the fuzzy woolies, and the venomous fliers
all serve a purpose
Treat with kindness and respect
as you would any human object
Don’t feed the animals
for our food is not good for them
Leave no detritus behind
for it is not natural in their environment
These are the ways of our people
Who once owned these very woods
that were driven out by greed and lust
Land is important, each creature owns their own
and we are trespassing on their land for now.
But if it please you,
while you can,
draw and doodle the creatures that inhabit
Take pictures in your mind
write verse that their kind inspires
Breathe fresh air
and toss first world cares.
For we will not know when
nature calls upon us to return to her.