I Love The Earth

I love the earth
give me a big hug
you gorgeous hunk of matter
I love your mountains
stretching up to scrape the clouds
and your surreal deserts
simmering on tectonic plates of sand
I love your ample oceans
caressing countless shores
in constant give-and-take
to make sure
everything throbs
and breathes
I love your washing rains
that clean away the film
I even love your wind which whips
whirls and stirs your skies
in sweet release of energy
I love the vista views of the solar system
that you intoxicate us with each night
I love your rumble
when you clear your throat
the way you bloom your trees
and I admire the billions
of lives you subsidize
the shit that you put up with
the silent way you scrape away
again and again and again
and again
I’m so glad to be a part of this
it really is an amazing ride
I’m honored to be alive