A poem for Earth Day 2022

On Earth Day reflecting

All that is She, a beauty unique

The essential poised on delicate precipices

Disaster and expectant becoming bubbling

The swing in between enormous in weight

Slumbering potential alive, awakening

On this Earth Day prevent the germ​

Of wicked problem taking root

Be hopeful for novel imaginaries sprouting

Toil no more for more-more-more-more

The well of being is deep and inclusive

Dwell here just a bit longer, reflecting

Remembering fondly someday hence

These be our good ‘ol days.

​​ Minal Mistry
​​ Minal Mistry

Minal is the Business Initiatives Lead​ with DEQ’s Materials Management Program. He focuses on enhancing well-being in the life cycles of materials produced and consumed in Oregon.

Published by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water.