ALL THE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
All the Hallmark cards ever printed,mailed,sent,received
Every rose ,singular,bunched,real and artificial
All those chocolates!All those songs and poems!
Most will be discarded like a Valentine balloon after the party
We will move on to Mardi Gras/St Patricks Day/Easter
We will move on past love/past loves/all love is temporary
Some things remain with us-plastic and radioactivity
They have longer half-lives than marriages and divorces
They speak Fukushima,Harrisburg,Siberia,Mururoa
They are in our food chain.In our sushi.In our genes
Like plastic micro-organisms in our bloodstream
Our love,desire for and necessity of plastic
extends into oil and gas industries.
Like dinosaur blood they survive longer than solar cell reflectors
More powerful than wind farms.
Pipelines through Missouri River water supply at Standing Rock
over peace and love and prayers of water protectors
It costs the earth.This love.We need a divorce.