Connection

Pick something
a willow perhaps
swaying in a wind
that flows from a nearby sea
stirred by warming waters
held close by the earth
spinning round a heating star
circling within a galaxy
in an expanding universe

Moisture from that sea
carried into clouds
blown across the lands
into high mountains
falling as snow
to ice
to glacier
to meltwater

A drink for the willow
to keep it limber
and supple
and growing
reflecting the sun’s light
onto sensitive nerves
translating to meaning
in your aqueous brain

Water from earth
from ocean
from sky
onto mountains
into streams
for your cup
your mouth
your being
Do you not feel connected?
Is it not worth protecting?
Is it not worth saving?

Marv Himmel
October 16, 2016 ©

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