My son wants to be a hero

He wants to save the planet

I could tell him to watch a nature show or movie

to rent a DVD on climate change and biodiversity

I could tell him about the birds and the bees

the moon, the flowers and the trees

and how they’re all, one great family

intricately interwoven in intimate dependency

I could pat him on the head for recycling

a plastic container, start a discussion

about our energy-saver

I could teach him to use cloth bags instead of plastic

to look at those number charts all getting drastic

I could tell him to buy fair trade

to choose clothes that ...


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