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Be Like Water

Bruce Lee says:
Be Like water.
I am Water
Water discharged
from the pain ducts
of war and suffering.
Don’t sleep long
or drown in the cupped faucets
of tear drenched lids.
Wake up Now!
My two eyes:
Twin rain barrels
Focused on Watering:
The Cherished.

Be Like Water

Bruce Lee says:
Be Like water.
I am Water
Water discharged
from the pain ducts
of war and suffering.
Don’t sleep long
or drown in the cupped faucets
of tear drenched lids.
Wake up Now!
My two eyes:
Twin rain barrels
Focused on Watering:
The Cherished.

Steven Heller  69, Seattle

 
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FIRST POEM I was 16. It was inspired by the transient nature of physical reality—a wave erasing a footprint in the sand.
WRITING LIKE WATER Clean and from the Source.
TAP WATER USE Lots. From cleaning dishes, to washing hands, to drinking, to bathing my (then) newborn in the sink.

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