Notes On Water

Notes on Water
Ann Pelletier

Went down to the water in anguish.
Spared by the avocet.

One thing about water: it never shuts up.
Blissfully unintelligible.

Another’s the thrum of lodgepole and cat-tail
and the snare of a willow mid-river.

Water is real unless you’re a prophet
for whom it’s a crossroads or wine.

Invisible oxygen. Invisible hydrogen.
Water is real.

Solvent, water. Absolver?
From solvere: to loosen, set sail.

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