intentions

intentions

A Poem by Nicole Schuster

the water doesn't care what you meant 
that you meant to take a higher road
or to check for leaks 
to stay afloat
or to turn off that dial

the children don't care what you meant 
that you meant to reserve a percentage
or to donate what you've outgrown
to offer refuge 
or to come and visit 

the earth doesn't care what you meant 
that you meant to reuse that bottle
or to start a compost pile
to carpool or walk
or to bring your own bag

the leaders don't care what you meant
that you meant to read up on the news
or to make time that tuesday
to message your opinion
or to attend that rally 

the future doesn't care what you meant
that you meant to have started already
or to have stopped 
to start building up
or to stop tearing down

the waves will crash
the children will suffer
the earth will burn
the leaders will rampage 
the future will descend 

the sword doesn't care what you meant 
it just cuts 

the road to hell is paved with good intentions

© 2020 Nicole Schuster


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Nicole Schuster
Nicole Schuster

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