One More Day to Love

One More Day to Love

I sing to you mother, earth!

I cherish your milk, rivers.

I have been nourished by your love, airs

I have been schooled through your wisdom, mountains!

 

I know you are getting older

Someday your knees will fail and your hip will be broken

Someday I will wail the loss of your teeth and removal of your hair

Someday I will sit by your dying bed and share the pain of your cancer

 

If that is the fate of every creature, mother

Let me share your fate with you

Let me die with you

Let me fade away with you slowly

 

But just today

just now

I will breathe your morning love again

I want to wander around in your wisdom and swim in your bosom.

Just allow me one more day to be with you!

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