Hand me water it slips
through fingers water your eyes water my eyes water
eighty percent water
flowing like water
Niagara Falls water, Dead Sea water, garden hose water
All H2o: water
Nile River water, Mississippi River
fresh water to salt water
remember to water your plants
water down drinks, water down language, water down desire
water, we’re all water
nothing but water
fish in water, swim in water, drown in water
sharks in water fish you
water down sadness, water down life
water’s our essence
water the tears, water the roses.
Hi, it’s me, Peter. I don’t usually add post scripts to my poems, cause they should really speak for themselves, but tonight, I can’t resist. This was written as a poetic dare to see if I could write a poem where every third word was the same. I choose ‘water’ cause it’s been on my mind (and brain) for a while. I find myself most closely associated with this element of all the four, or, five to any Hindus reading. (Nameste.) My next challenge is to write a poem from the the day’s headlines in the newspaper. Anyone got any other poetic challenges? I find they help beat writer’s block.
Thank you for bringing these words to life. I appreciate the resurrection you’ve given me.