The roots run so deep 

and it’s poison all the way

down. Cutting down the 

trees won’t help if we replant 

in the same toxic soil.

The soil must heal

but we won’t even deal 

with the fruit, so roots

will remain untouched, and the 

soil forever toxic.

No matter what seeds

we plant, the fruit will make us 

more and more and more 

sick because these seeds will grow 

in the same toxic soil

and the trees will bear 

fruit that will match the soil

but we’ll wonder why 

so many people still die

as we support the farmer.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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