Poem: Message in a Bottle

Bark, by Anahata Giri

Bark, by Anahata Giri

Message in a Bottle

This astonishing

 green and blue

planet,

the infinitely generous creation

that wraps around us,

home,

waits for the foolish piligrims

as we abandon ourselves

to oblivious lives,

caught in the 

treadmill of getting by,

extinguishing life with

immense and mindless

destruction.

So many species lost,

and we are the most lost,

in a home forsaken.

Will we find the message in a bottle?

Inscribed on a leaf,

delicately held in landscape,

poised in a clear moment

as we squint our eyes in the glare of the sun?

Will we open our eyes and return?



Anahata Giri 2017