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Bodies of Water

I am 3/4 Swiss
I am 3/4 water.
I am made of clouds, rivers, dew, tears, snow, and rain.
I come from under the ground, on the earth, and in the sky.
The tomato I had for dinner was 95% water.
Some of my water comes from food.
Water comes in different qualities.

Some water is contaminated from sewage, chemicals, and nuclear waste
consuming this water contributes to the death of more than 10,000 people every day*
most of those who cross over are young, under the age of 5.

Some water is slowly toxic and builds in our bodies,
the bodies of animals, in the bodies of plants and in the bodies of water.
When the levels rise the imbalance no longer sustains life,
the water moves on through the cycle.

Some water is very clear, clean and alive
it is complete, uninjured and wholesome naturally balanced
as it dances over rocks and through the shade of trees
this water promotes health and rejuvenation.

Water is always moving through its amazing cycles.
It carries the past into the future.
It flows in us and between us.
What it is we will be.

The water in you today may once upon a time been a rabbit, a flower,
a dinosaur, your neighbor, your mother, an enemy, a glacier
from a distant place and time.
We truly are all one

In a steamy - watery, icy, kind-of-way.


Cindy Snodgrass

*National Geographic, September 2002


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