When I realized our Mother is warming
When I saw the polar bears on National Geographic dying
When a man in glasses at the U.N. said time's running low
When I watched a Starbucks employee throw out a day's worth of good food
When I joined a march that demanded someone notice our plight
When I knew I just couldn't sit and look on idly
When I knew I had to get uncomfortable
When I knew that I'll inherit this planet one day...
I grew up.
And I learned that single-use plastics mattered
And so does rhetoric denying we have a problem
And so does showing our world some empathy.
When I opened my eyes
That was my glow-up.