Prayer for Society

Here in this city, surrounded by a canyon of buildings that seem to block out Nature,
I pray to the gods of nature, who are present everywhere,
here no less than in the wild forest,
or the empty plains over which the storm winds blow,
or the ocean that hides its immense numbers of life in its depths.
For we human beings are not separate from Nature,
and have our own nature,
and this nature is above all to gather into communities,
and to form societies,
and to build cities.
So I stand here in this city and praise Nature,
present here all around us.
How could we keep Her out?