within sight of two windmills
and geese swim in stately rows.
no gobs of oil lurk in these glistening waters.
yet all the seas are one sea
and just last week the smoke of fires hundreds of miles north dimmed our skies.
oh, what will we do with our one precious world.
(with thanks to Mary Oliver)
may we know that the earth is our body, the waters our blood, and the air our very life.