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Day 43 – This is Not a Desert

If this were a desert,
your just thirst might excuse
your lapping up dirty puddles
in excitement.

But this is not a desert.

If this were a desert,
understandably the heat
might drive you to forego prudence
to survive.

But this is not a desert.

If this were a desert,
I should not scorn your desperate lust
should not mock your eager clutch
at anything merely similar.

If this were a desert,
and you were destitute of water
I should think you weak of health,
not character,
and would not hesitate
to fill your well.

But this is not a desert,
and you’re not looking for water,
and I’m not going to save you.

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