Poem: Earth


Mariana Mann


Wilmer Peralta Rodriguez

This girl was dangerous.

Her hair untouchable.

Her body ineffable.

Her lips indescribable.

She was everywhere.

Her beauty unmatched.


For a moment she received no attention.

Until they began to treat her poorly.

She was berated with trash.

Her precious jewelry was stolen.

Her once pristine clothes are now damp with filthy water.


Her once beautiful smile turned dark and deep.

Her hair hardened.

They needed her.

But she was no longer the same.

And they are now doomed.

And there was nothing they could do to save themselves.

Her name was Earth.