I was born to meet the sky
to dive upwards into clouds
to shout out my name from above
and howl mercy into the winds.
I befriended thunderstorms
and lent my voice to gekkos.
I stood still for a moment
and became the world’s oldest tree.
I dove in with the earthworms
and sated my appetite on dirt.
The Earth gave me all of this back
I only have one more thing to do
to sink back into the ocean.
- by guest author Jessica Faleiro