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Vessels

 
Parched we approach
the well, enlightened
by its moist contents;

Shedding skins of cloth
exposed bodies, muddy
with ancient memories;

Once we swallowed
too much, depleted salt
from our nutrients;

Drained the resource
unearthed svelte remains
once an ample reservoir;

The innate distance
of taut wire between us
lost its staying power;

Our fingers splayed
with air, arms navigated
toppling balance.
.
There's an ancient art
of accepting and offering
just enough as needed;

Vessels mustn't receive
beyond their means, nor
empty beyond giving.
~
Ahavati
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