Let Winter remind with shifting ground and stormy songs –
we cannot tame nature. We are not in control.
May the rising, raging rivers that threaten again to flood
cause a warming warning thrumming in our stubborn blood
to attend to the truth, not distract, avoid, ignore;
to allow natural protest signs to come to the fore.
There is a ravaging wildness our damaging further unleashes.
Nature is not always safe, we don’t know what we’re releasing.
We must slow down.
We must use less.
Let Winter remind –
let her violence bless.