UnEarth Day

by Eva Ury


My valley’s been hugged
by a parent lacking self-control.
The giant flying boar’s chased an unfortunate
squirrel across unfortunate ground.

The sky cries for the valley’s tragedy
and the valley cries back.
Equilibrium guards the process
from illiterate eyes.
Valley’s immortality
is short lived.
As is the sneaking
beauty of nature.


Author Biography: Eva Ury is a junior in high school. Normally she attends The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY but this year she is living and studying abroad in Viterbo, Italy. There she is immersing herself in Italian language, culture, art, architecture and gelato. She is addicted to reading and writing deep into the wee hours of the night and hopes one day to find work doing just that.