When Something Had to Change

When I realized our Mother is warming

When I saw the polar bears on National Geographic dying

When a man in glasses at the U.N. said time's running low

When I watched a Starbucks employee throw out a day's worth of good food

When I joined a march that demanded someone notice our plight 

When I knew I just couldn't sit and look on idly 

When I knew I had to get uncomfortable

When I knew that I'll inherit this planet one day...

I grew up.

And I learned that single-use plastics mattered

And so does rhetoric denying we have a problem 

And so does showing our world some empathy.

When I opened my eyes 

That was my glow-up. 

This poem is about: 
Our world


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