This watery subject gets more attention each year.
Once purifying, now jeopardized and unclear.
Asian Carp, metals, and acid rain,
Are causing systemic worry and pain.
Warming, levels, pipelines and trash,
There’s much going on, for business and cash.
Nitrates, estrogen, pharmaceuticals.
Don’t shut your ears, even a little.
How does one measure the health of this planet?
Scientists do check-ups. They’re like medics.
There are blood indicators in veins called rivers,
Measurable data that studies deliver.
Atmosphere embraces the earth, our home.
We live under a terrarium like dome.
What’s exposed or burned gets circulated-
Through water and weather percolated.
What goes up, must come down.
And so it goes, around and around.
Her system may get heated, off, or ill.
Our earth may need rest or perhaps, a pill.
So listen to what the scientists say.
And don’t deny cycles of death and decay.