Sacrosanct Trees

Leaves roots trunk,
Barking humankind,
Our collective medicine chest,
Our lungs
Our regulatory system
Our climate
Our oceans.

Grandest shrines
Gracing planetary mantle,
Health wellbeing
Children, animals
Water, oxygen, soil
Earthly life,
Sacred home
Our salvation!

Trees offer solutions
Defenders from drug resistance
Strongarming global temp rises,
Eager answer sharers,
Though we refuse to listen
Our DNA knows otherwise,
Rekindle rejuvenate rejoice!

© 2024 Reese Halter

Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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