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March 4, 2021

Thirst For Life

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I can't seem to quench my thirst; it just won't let me be.

I drink and drink and drink some more, water simply can't satisfy me.

I don't want shots of alcohol or glasses of champagne.

I want to sip on sunshine and lap up drops of rain.

I'd like to swallow rainbows and savor every hue.

I wish to drink up sunsets and gulp up oceans blue.

In fact, I'm so very parched I could chug down a river or two,

and while I'm on the riverbank, I'll guzzle up the meadow rue.

I want to immerse myself in the petrichor of a summer day.

So I can drink in every birdsong and let my thirst have its way.

If by chance I still thirst for life at the end of the day,

I'll gaze upon the moon and stars and slurp up the Milky Way.

~S.R.Chappell ©