07 Aug 2018
Divert the river from the ocean! Divert the stream from river, from lake. Divert the rain from ground, from rooftop, from cloud. Collect it in handfuls, carry your handful up the mountain. Dump it into the air. The air can take it! The sky takes everything! Breathe your last water. Give your breath and your meat, your light from your eyes, your heavy from your shoulders, a radiation from where you are mirror, seam, explosion. Outside, you are outside, you are outside, you are outside, you are all outside, you are only outside.
Where should water flow if not eventually into the ocean?
Written in response to then-President Donald Trump’s tweet on August 8, 2018 about water “foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.”