Waterhole

Come on down to the water hole.

Cleanse your palette.

Take what’s yours.

A piece for you,

A piece for me.

We all share shade ‘neath the camelthorn tree.
Come greet your neighbors,

Bare your teeth.

Gnash and crawl and make them flee.

This part’s for you,

This part’s for me

It’s all love ‘neath the camelthorn tree.
Sun kissed flesh and red lined faces

Rainbow plethora of population

Take some for you,

Now some for me,

Know your place ‘neath the camelthorn tree.
Separate lines etched in our minds

Kaleidoscope of barriers

I can’t see you,

You can’t see me.

Separate and equal ‘neath the camelthorn tree.
Drink your fill at the waterhole.

But only your fill,

No more. 

A piece for you,

A piece for me.

Seesaw balance ‘neath the camelthorn tree.

Wait in line and wait your turn.

I’m here now, Beware.

Your side is there,

This side is for me,

We’re all together ‘neath the camelthorn tree.

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