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Warm Water (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)


Old sweat
And
New tears,
Are all sources of warm water.
Wasted effort
And
Realized fears,
Spin the tap just that much farther.
Twisted faces
And
Ugly places:
Don't let them make you into a martyr.
Reject their plan!
Bite that hand,
Hard enough,
That you taste their very own--
Warm water.

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