I was born on a green eon.
As I grew older, I became a little more self conscious,
And I began to hang out with the wrong crowd. Yeah! I was that kid.
I was just all too caught up in the need for the company of whom I
Considered my soulmates, which only paved the way
For a disastrous outcome. One of my closest friends, noticed my sporadic
Mood swings were taking their vengeance on my physical health.
He offered me a pill he assured me would bring cells into
My body that would work together to stabilize my health. I took it!
I have to admit for quite some time, I felt better than ever, revitalized even.
But nothing lasts forever, and my newly acquired physical stability
Would come to show that. One day, I began to feel sick again,
There were days when my body felt as cold as an Ice Age;
God awful rigid and crisp to the point that I got
Blisters on my colorless cracked lips.
Or as though on a Midsummer afternoon
My body was an Arid concrete street
As my health was skipping two steps down at a time.
Some of my organs threatened to shut down.
My cells were at war.
My body ached, but the physical pain was nowhere near
The emotional pain I felt. I felt Betrayal and it cut deeper into my soul
Like a shovel digs into the soil.
First I was angry at my cells...then I was angry at myself.
I was diagnosed with Global Warming Stage IV.
The doctors told me there was only a sliver of a chance that I could
Survive this, so they advised me not to
Get my hopes up. But I told them that even though
My cells have produced enormous amounts of Carbon Emission,
Waste, and Lit my lungs on fire, I still believe
They will one day redeem themselves and realize my body is their home,
And through their actions show they have come to understand that.
So I beg of them: Please, don’t shut the door on me.