top of page

To the little village boy in peru

But when you discover that water
should be clear
and not grey or blue
know that I have stopped counting
the calories in my food and started counting
the litres of water that go into producing
what we consume
that Rihanna, Mariah and Beyonce
take turns in the shower now
because I keep it to two tunes
and I will not stay silent about this issue
until the day
your children drink water
that is see-through
and draw pictures where the water
is coloured blue
without having to ask you why.

bottom of page