WHAT THE WATER THINKS
The water doesn't know
and when I turn away
peels off the name
I've given it.
it has to spend
so much time
peeling off all the names
that defile it.
'Why don't humans
just let it be! '
'Why have all this need to name? '
Weary the water
puts up with us.
the water smiles.
'Now that's more like it! '
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