My mother

My mother,

my earth,

let me not


your delicate cries

and ignore

your forceful pleas.


Help me to

hear the

deep sighs

that you utter

In the face

of my neglect

and avarice.


Let me respond

in actions

to all that

you say as

my mother,

as my earth,

as the source

and the ground

of my life,

my future

and my hope.