Lemon Moon Art
"If the Mumbai Mangroves could talk to the city, what would they say...?
We’ve been here so long since before you were born,
For you we’ve weathered thousands of storms,
You were safe in our arms when the worst climate hit,
Now you’re cutting us down so more buildings fit.
You dump all your trash and pollutants on us,
We swallow it all without making a fuss,
But now we confess we’ve gotten quite sick,
Think of the thousands of species you’re putting at risk.
Apart from a few local fishermen folk,
It feels like everyone thinks we’re a joke,
We hope it’s not too late when you finally see,
You’re killing us off but you need us to breathe."