I find something hidden in the dirt. I find something in me. I sow a seed in fertile ground. I sow a seed in me. I grow an unfolding garden. I grow a garden in me. I tend a wild flock. I tend wild me. I bring violence to nature. I violate me. I poison clean water. I poison me. I dam a running river. I dam me. I flood a welcoming valley. I drown me. I burn a sheltering forest. I burn me. I smoke clear sky. I blind and choke me. I raze raw wastelands. I raise wastelands in me. I unleash a metastasizing city. I leash wilderness in me. I take power from this sphere. I disempower me. I turn terrain into a thing for myself. I turn myself into a thing for someone else. I grieve for our turning globe. I grieve for me. I heal the wonders of our world. I heal me. I bring forth blossoms in groves. I bring forth blooms in me. I savour the fruits of fields. I savour the fruits of me. I enrich soil. I enrich me. I give me back to our land. I give me back to me. I love our earth. I love me.
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John Paul Caponigro is an internationally collected visual artist and published author. He leads unique adventures in the wildest places on Earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves. View his TEDx and Google talks at www.johnpaulcaponigro.art.