Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Breathe And Wear Masks - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
Breathe and find that the air
You breathe is no longer clear
Breathe and look at the blue sky
which has turned dark to the eyes.
Breathe and see that in a noon day
the roads turn so dark and foggy
Breathe and see the dark smoke from
factories and other high-technologies.
Breathe and witness that your babies
search for clean air for their lungs
in hospitals and cannot wear the masks
You take to your work each day.
Breathe and see how we all scream
for bright, clean, free-polluted days.
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