No Safe Place 2




wet, moist ,damp, soggy,

only a lost commodity .

When I first tasted your skin

it was covered in water.

Remember water?

It was hard to describe but it was free.

Lakes are craters now.

A child asks “Who pulled the drain plug?” as

you drive by the empty, barren memory of a

lake. T

There is deep sadness in the retreating

water leaving a reluctant

path of tears sinking into the dust,

searching for an oasis to nourish, water

looks down

and sees it’s vanishing.

Cries out to the lone red bird

perched on a burnt tree,

cries out to the cactus who needs no one,

cries out to

you and me who have forgotten water









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2 responses to “Water”

  1. Cynthia Roby Avatar
    Cynthia Roby

    Wow! I suspect I am not the only person to read this and go get a bog glass of water!

  2. Elizabeth Delmonico Avatar
    Elizabeth Delmonico

    How do you manage to make sadness so beautiful?

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