A PAGE OUT OF WISDOM’S DIARY
I hoisted the earth on my back in the same good luck knapsack
I have been using for thousands of years.
It looks worn but should be sturdy enough
though I do worry about an undetected hole developing
and then you’ve got a mess on your hands:
next thing you know remnants of some planet
are littering landscapes of a planet they were not meant to,
but hopefully, that is a problem for another day.
For now, I get to enjoy the easiest part of my new job-
sprinkling the droppings of earth throughout the terrain
of a new planet to enhance its growth potential.
Of course, it is challenging to help a planet sprout new life
as there are always unintended consequences
but my head is swimming with the possibilities of this new planet-
to coin an old earth saying,
it feels like the first days of spring.