The Amazon Burning Inside Us

Last night I woke up suffocating and gasping for air. Congested from a cold, I work up to a world of burning rainforests, cries for help, witnessing destruction at its worst. I made an effort to awaken from the nightmare, but remembered that I was fully awake, living the world’s biggest nightmare. I tried to calm myself down, but the breath, my only tool for reassuring my body, was failing. In that moment, the Amazon was inside of me, and…