haven’t i done this theme to death already?

wash me.

wash me in the water
that tells the story of life.

wash me in the water that has soothed the ache
quenched the thirst
bathed the sore

wash me in the water
that has carved valleys
from recalcitrant rocks
and new landscapes
out of the impossible
and impermeable

wash me in the water that has destroyed and created
that holds the promise of living and dying
in every drop

wash me in the water that holds all history’s story

wash me in the water
so it will tell mine…