Thursday, May 6, 2010

Un Amor Como El Agua

If you asked for a definition
I'd say

there is none-
como el agua
there's no flavor
no color
just clear
no boundary
no shape
though one might try to contain it

I'd say
como el agua
it's pure
it quenches
it drowns, it crushes
it soothes and baptizes

El agua
the same as the one in the glass to your lips
is the same that stole the child's last breath on an innocent swim
the same rainfall that brought relief on a summer day is the same
two hundred feet waterwall tsunami that mauled our brothers and sisters
you stood under
but it wasn't wet enough

to wash it all away

If you asked for a definition
I'd say
it is
Un amor como el agua