I am the Lure to you Lore
Earth is often referred to as Mother Earth. I wanted to explore this idea: how “Mother” Earth would sound speaking to humankind about the atrocities inflicted on her. The use of repetitions appealed to me.
If I am the answer to your prayer, then you must be the seeker
If I am the scorching sun, then you are the doomed, drowned Icarus
If I am the home to your child, then you must the worshiper
If I am the giver to your kind, then you are the destroyer of mankind
If I am to be a broken ravine, then you will be the sufferer
If I am the beautiful temptress, then you must be the beguiling lover
If I am the muse of your voracious appetite, then you are the unappeased thirst
If I am the torment to your fire, then you are the parasite
If I am to be the home of your life, then you must be the truth bearer
If I am to borne the brunt of your desires, then you are the famished taker
If I am to be kind, then you must be the soul scorched
If I am the insatiable love, then you were the vengeful wrecker
The world is shaking, and you are the rumbling
The world is rotting, you rotting with me
This piece was created in a Girls Write Now workshop celebrating Earth’s day. The initial draft was written in 3 to 5 mins on a Google Doc. Afterwards, it was slightly extended and moderately edited on the Google Doc. A total of 30 to 45 mins was spent on this piece.
Swati (Sha-tea) is an engineer by day, artist and writer by night. She enjoys creative coding to make generative art, making digital artwork with her iPhone and writing poetry. She is interested in experimenting with art, code, poetry and whatever lies in the intersection of these fields to create new forms of art.