If I could, I’d make you heir to water –
sans bottle caps & cellophane wraps;
non-toxic rivers & lakes and
oceans of sea turtles, manatees and whales.
I’d leave you air unsullied,
and teeming with trees & native wildflowers
pollinated by a plentitude of species
of butterflies & bees.
I would will you forests –
swamps, jungles and savannahs
peopled by pandas, elephants,
gorillas, tigers & rhinos;
and a wide sky
occupied by all orders of birds.
If I could, I’d bequeath you
this utopia, nirvana, Camelot, Eden
– perfect planet –
strong, balanced, resilient,
And I’d bestow such an abiding love
that you would (could)
your just right-
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