Mother Nature

Women are like nature,



but their relation is most deeply rooted

in their ability to grow back

after being run over.


Withstanding both floods

and droughts,

women withstand,

as nature withstands.



women are gentle like flowers,

but they overcome destruction

by the hands of men;


A destruction the trees know too well,

a violence in which our ecosystem

is too familiar.

© Siera Carpenter


Photo by Maya Carpenter




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