I Wish We Deserved It
I wish I could bottle the scent
Of lavender and sweet honeysuckle
Pervading the late evening air.
I wish I could capture an image
Of green trees, and a beautiful blue sea
Rushing over sand and pebbles on the shore.
I wish I could record the trilling song
Of every bird high up in the trees and sky,
In every country of the world.
I wish I could encapsulate the flavour
Of tangy citrus fruits and spices from afar.
The taste of sweet and sour now a mere memory.
All that’s left is touch, and that is through gloves
As I gather soil samples, searching for any sign of life
In this barren wilderness of a planet.
I check my oxygen levels and filter gauge.
There are so many toxic, lethal poisons in the air.
Did we ever really deserve the glory that was Earth?