This was a piece to a longer poem (“Strolling Across Campus on a Monday Afternoon”), which is known as a “walking poem.” My poetry professor had our class go outside and just record our observations in our journal. We had to choose a line from Anne Waldman’s “Fast Speaking Woman” at random (the equivalent of flipping through a telephone book and blindly putting our finger on a name), and implement it (though I did not include it today).
Since it is Earth Day, I thought this would be perfect, because in Mormon mythology/doctrine (depending on your perspective), they believe in a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother, which makes sense, as in Genesis 1:26, it reads: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
Our Heavenly Lineage
The sun is like Mother Nature kissing me,
the brushing of her hair as she does so,
I think of the blue God,
the green Goddess,
our ecological parents—
for are not humans merely water and earth,
fused with a touch of the Divine?