Water appears to be in abundance.
It flows sparingly from every faucet in the house;
I need it to live or my body will dry out and die; clay is like that.
I need it as nourishment.
I need it to brush my teeth.
I need it to assist in removing the red dirt from my chocolate body.
I need it to wash my dusty clothing.
I need it to clean and even cook with..
And I urgently need to to prepare my favorite drink…coffee.
But the waters are tainted; the natives can drink it, yet i can’t even digest it.
The waters can give life to some and accelerate death for others.
Kenyan water flowing in from wells and rain barrels.
Just one slip up and I mistakenly digest just a little while brushing my teeth could lead to extreme sickness and weight loss and even death.
Water…so abundant, so close, and dangerously tempting.
Off to the store I go, spending top money for the top freshest packaged water; lots of it to cover every water need.
Can’t live with it here in Kenya and can’t live without it here in Kenya.