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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Water; Am I (Aqua Poetica) Part XII

Water, Am I
(Aqua Poetica)

Water

There are thousands of communities
Billions of people Who could never
Imagine such plenty, or abundance
Of water, where a single well, faucet
Supplies hundreds of homes with
Water, where the people carry their
Daily supply Of water, mile after
Back-breaking mile, and the calories
Spent in a day, spent hauling water
Is greater than the number they eat
The struggle for water is killing them
Slowly, inexorably shortening their lives
Even as it gives them a few more days

Water

p.12 – Aqua Poetica