It’s Burning

Sometimes I wish 

I did not have this gift

Of feeling too deeply 

Or caring this much. 

When I close my eyes 

I see it 

Burning, roaring flames

Consuming life ravenously. 

When will it be satisfied?

The pain in my heart

Is the pain of this planet

The collective cry 

Of millions of animals,

Humans and trees

Reminding us 

We don’t deserve what we have.