Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Tall Glass of Water

a glass of water
Sometimes a glass of water in the desert is only that.

It is not evidence of a fountain, a well, nor oasis.

It is a glass of water.

I cannot bathe in it. I can't lie down next to it at night and enjoy the coolness it brings. I cannot sail away upon it.

But how much more important it is in a desert, rather than in some saturated place.

Here, I don't notice the glass of water, which is it's own unique event. I ignore the world it reflects and refracts. The swirl of aeration within. How it tastes.

It keeps me alive for one more day, and I should be grateful for its passing.

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