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and until we started
growing Big Bodies,
She was Glad.
Lovely, isn't She? And alive.|
Yet we know up close that
She's wounded pretty badly now.
Lesions, cankers & toxic boils
erupt as vast new organisms
rip blindly at Her fragrant flesh.
Her scars of late are glibly blamed
on the scourge of "human nature,"
but 10 million Native Americans
lived in our land for 10,000 years,
yet left it so pure that early explorers
saw only "a paradise vision of
untouched teeming wilderness." It
took organization to foul the soil,
rape the seas, turn the rains to acid.