title deed

 

if the earth were the body of a woman
she would not belong to anyone,
any more than i do.
if the earth were the body of a woman
we would not be her children
anymore than neurons, transmitting
crossing void after void
to deliver the touch of warm earth underfoot,
are my children.
if the earth is the body of a woman,
is she lonely.
if the earth is the body of a woman
and we are not her children
then we know our living and her living
are one and the same.
if the earth was the body of a woman
who had been claimed and bought and sold
and sold and bought
she would still not belong to anyone
anymore than i do.

 

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