Water and the Word: Sky Juice

But the land that you are crossing over to occupy is a land of hills and valleys,
watered by rain from the sky.



(Deuteronomy 11:11)


That’s what I used to call it, 

in my teenage-attempt to be cool. 

After all, it falls from the skies 

regularly, or so it seems. 

But that’s not where I get mine. 

It comes, instead from a treatment plant, 

miles down the road, 

through sealed pipes, free 

from microscopic organisms 

that would wreak havoc, 

were they to gain access 

to my digestive system. 

I turn the tap in any of a number 

of sinks throughout my home, 

and it flows in abundance. 

Have you any idea 

what kind of effort it takes 

to collect actual sky juice? 


What kind of problems 

are created by cistern storage? 

What inconsistencies in volume 

the weather can cause? 

What kind of treatment 

is required at the use point, 

in order to restore it 

to safe drinking status? 


Ask LWW network folks. 

They can enlighten you. 

Sky juice, indeed! 

© 2019 Todd Jenkins



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