Water Rites

sitting on my porch at dusk
reading the news
     about the water shortage
in California

drinking water
     from a plastic bottle
     that was filled out there
and shipped here

thinking about me saving water
     seeing my new statement
     I used fewer gallons
I did my part
I helped

I’m planning to take a trip 
to Brooks City Base
     south of the city
to see the new bottling plant
filling plastic bottles
with our water
     to send somewhere
maybe California

the president of Nestles
saying humans have no rights
     to water 

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