Water, one cup
sluiced around the roots of a drying plant
or down a thirsty throat.
Water, one river
melt-fed from snows that will be gone
by the end of the century.
Water, one delta
diked and drained and filled to feed
the appetites of cities.
Water, one ocean
slicked with giant gyres of garbage
threaded with black oil and red tides.
Water, one planet
miraculous blue jewel set in the black
vast and waterless sky.
Water, one drop.
image courtesy of Magpie Tales
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