Water and the Word: Right

Right

God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered
together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
(Genesis 1:10)

 

Sometimes it means

the correct thing to do.

Others, it identifies

a fundamental guarantee

granted by the powers

of the universe –

or at least by

authorities in charge.

 

It could be universal – granted to all –

or only to a select few;

those who meet the arbitrary criteria

set by those in power.

 

Since water is

a basic component for life –

not just mentioned in Genesis’

initial creation narrative,

but also identified by science

as a fundamental building block –

we might assume it would be guaranteed

to everyone; especially, safer varieties

whose purity promotes health.

 

But a cursory examination

of worldly circumstances reveals,

au contraire, that this

is often the exception,

rather than the rule.

 

This is the part where you get to decide

if you’re going to dedicate

some of your life’s capital

to shifting the exception toward the reality.

 

What’ll it be?

 

© 2018 Todd Jenkins

 

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