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Jun 2020
If you fill a bottle up with water from the sea, is that water still the sea?
If that bottle explodes; smashes on the pavement, and the water spreads, until slowly evaporating into the sky, is that water still the sea?
When the water gathers and forms darkness in the clouds above, is that water still the sea?
When the water falls down from the sky in droplets of rain, is that water still the sea?
When the rain soaks into the ground and kisses the leaves, is that water still sea?
When the water weaves its way from the soil and winds up the roots of the trees, is that water still the sea?
When the water then oozes out as oxygen from the trees, is that water still the sea?
When the water enters our noses in the air we breathe,
Soaks into our blood,
Energises our body,
Fills our lungs,
Are we still that sea;
Or
A bottle
Holding
The
Sea,
Waiting
To
Explode?

Heather Lea
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