Homage to the Foliage Hear the tiny million voices From all the world around Feel the tiny advocates And the blessings that abound Feel their angst And plight to thrive Know their calling "I Am Alive" Perceive them crying To be seen.... "I am not human.... But I am green" Sense them linger In your heart "We are not separate" "We do our part" Acknowledge their gift Show you care "We are your breath" "We make your air" "We make life pretty" "We Heal your stress" "When you're with us, You worry less" "We buffer sounds That are too harsh" "We bring the stillness of the marsh" "We help all people quietly refrain... From collectively Going insane" So thank your flowers, Your grass, a tree They make us all A better "me". Jen Ward 7/9/14