We are the three. The first afraid, the second mysterious, the third courageous. We sit around the campfire in the woods. This six-foot fire keeps the dark night alive. It’s all we have, though invisible to the outside world.

One spoke of wars with men, wars in fields, and wars…

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Eyes wide open during closing hours. Something is different tonight.

My eyes find focus in a corner of the living room, fixated on my collection of plants. 16 to be exact.

My plants look so dead. Withering, neglected. And that’s so unlike me. I care deeply about my plant family…

Princella Talley

Curated on Medium. Published by GEN, Zora and Blank Page. Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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