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Our world is suffering Illustrated by Laura Steel Pascual

Our world is suffering

This piece was written for the Green Office’s Spring Poetry competition, on the theme: Environmental Guilt, which took place between the months of April-May 2022.


It is crying and we are

Refusing to see its tears.

It is wounded badly, and

We are neglecting its wounds.

Its surface is screaming

How much more blood

You gonna spill?

I am tired!

How much more

You gonna pollute the air?

I can’t breathe

My seas are rustled because of you.

My parts are melting because of you.

My shield is diminishing because of you.

How long do you think

You can survive sun without it?