Ode to the children

When life is new
and the innate
innocence and truth
pours forth
without apology

and the adults
that surround
can shape wellbeing
if they are present

May we care for the generations
here now
and here to come
in every way we know how

Presence, prayer, tend the earth, protect the water, write, grow food, make art, raise consciousness, research, speak, feel, commit, run for office, resist suppression. Tend the hungry, cold, hurting child inside.