Yes, yes, yes! Wonderful work, Chris! Thank you so much for sharing your poem and your statement following it.
I'm 1,000% with you as to the conscious nature of the planet itself. I intuit that the planet maintains its own consciousness through the consensus created by virtue of the existence of those who live on and within it who possess consciousness - animals, plants, life. That's what my hunch has been telling me for months now, and I'm working on articulating that hunch through allegory over time in my own works.
Have a wonderful day!