band aid

the class
pointing fingers
pieces of a shattered globe
next to their dolls
under the sink
where they clean their paintbrushes

what happened?
their teacher asked
we just kept spinning it
Julia said softly
faster and faster
it suddenly tipped
Mahmud shouted

trash it or fix it?
their teacher asked
Ben ran to the crafting corner
super glue will do
Kae found a piece that fit
Tim and Ravi another
snack time forgotten

parents and nannies asked
why all those band aids?
they saved their earth

This poem follows a primary school class trying to save their Earth.