i want to breathe green,
be hit by the coastal breeze -
the kind that gushes through tunnels 
under my skin

we know that short term solutions aren’t
resolving spitting spears like pollution -
consistency, commitment and care 
not construction, congestion and cars,
is what we need 
because their exhausting, we’re exhausted,

burn from wildfires crackle
forests, fauna and futures; 
you see, trees rally and congregate
to stay rooted
even whilst uprooted -

but when hands caress our branches,
we grow green
together we breathe