Water

I came to you carrying water. I came to you

carrying silted water from a well,
muddied water carried in a bucket with a split lip.
My water tasted salty, and like the earth, and so
like blood, and I brought as much as I could carry
in a bucket that drooled tiny streams of water
on my mud-ashen legs.
Want to read more?
Please login.
New to Narrative? sign up.
It's easy and free.