Treasure Island

Jixin Gao

(Singapore)

Nature's Sorrow


The soft sandgrains on the beach.
Pressed against my feet.
I feel nature.
I feel its touch,
its warmth.
It covers me like a cocoon,
Like I belong,
To nature too.

But I looked from head to toe-
The extravagant clothes and jewellery
And at-
the floating plastics on the sea enjoying
a great ride at nature's expense

Do we belong to nature,
Or-
Do they belong to us?

Just at that time,
Nature cried,
Its tears drenching me of remorse.

I cried too,
Hot tears mixing with the cold, acidic rain.
But nature couldn't see me,
Enveloped among the dark clouds,
Crying its heart out.
Yet I hope,
Among the skies,
that it could least feel it.

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2008
Edited: Sunday, August 03, 2008
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  • Mark Dillon (8/14/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Brilliant. My view is we don't belong to it or it to us. We should be symbiant, but mankind continuously fails on the deal. (Report) Reply

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