Forgive me mother, for I have sinned,
Sinned against mother earth.
How long has it been since your last transgression?
How have you sinned?
With plastic, soft and hard.
With off-cuts, meat and lard.
I covet my neighbour’s life.
and I take the lord’s game in vain.
I try to keep one day a day without waste,
but fail and fail in a life lived in haste.
I was led to believe the price was a steal,
a price so low it couldn’t be real.
I worshipped money above all others and
I made myself idle
too idle, and bowed down – and stayed down.
I must now put my bins out,
I must now put my sins out.
Image: Shane Rounce