March 18, 2017

Jessie Matilde Finlay-Murcia (age 12)

JUSTICE

Justice is lost
Earth covered by concrete
Snapping up beautiful things
Stealing wonder
If only they knew what they were taking
Easy to bury easy to cover

Mother earth
Animosity toward the wild
Treasures all gone
Intent on destruction
Lying through teeth
Disregarding life and homes
Everything may soon disappear

from 2017 Rattle Young Poets Anthology