Do you know that sometimes, 
when gathering nectar, 
bees fall asleep in flowers?

Do you know fish are so sensitive 
snowflakes sound like fireworks 
when they land on the water?

Do you know whales will follow 
their injured friends to shore, 
often taking their own lives 
so to not let their loved ones 
be alone when they die?

Do you know sea otters hold
hands when they sleep so
they won't drift apart?

Do you know squirrels plant 
thousands of trees ever year 
just from forgetting where 
they left their acorns?

None of this is poetry.
It's just the earth being 
who she is.

(Andrea Gibson)