Plant Power (an update for Assata Shakur)
This is the 3rd Millennium and we are now redefining revolution.
This realm needs more power to the plants, driven by a humanist revolution.
The Plant Revolution doesn’t have to be about bloodshed or slavery, or about claiming the mountains for foraging.
We can fight if we are forced to, but the intent of the Plant Revolution is power for the peaceful.
We always need Plant Revolution for healing our cells, minds, hearts and spirits, because plant power can be stronger than the paramilitary, and will not give up.
We need to be weapons of mass reforestation, warriors of home gardening, a movement of plant nurture.
It is still not enough just to change the system, we need to change our life choices. We have to redesign our societies to be plant friendly again.
We are making efforts to end world hunger, to end colonialism, to end the agricultural patriarchy, to end capitalism and plant blindness.
Plant Revolution means the end of exploitation, it means respecting people and plants from other cultures. The Plant Revolution helps us to vibe higher and get creative.
Plant Revolution means treating seedlings like our babies.
Plant Power is beautiful.
Plant Revolution means reviving the ancient growing practices and learning alongside young people. Plant Revolution respects sacredness.
Plant Revolution means protecting the original cellular DNA of people, the plants, the animals, the air and the water. Plant Power means saving planet earth.
Plant Revolution is pure love.
Jenny Fraser (PhD), is a Migunberri Yugambeh artist. Her poetry has been published with Yellow Arrow Journal, IndigenousX, and in the anthology 'This country anytime anywhere' by IAD Press. In 2020 she edited the group anthology 'Plant Power Sisterhood' with Akinoga Press. She has also previously written for online and print publications including NAICA (Native American Indigenous Cinema and Arts), Conundrum Magazine (Canada), Artlink Magazine, fineartforum, Art Monthly and others.