Answers Found in Sweet Water

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across the gravel path
on sheltered stones
where water drips
from a leaky spigot
I walk past
buzzing bees
seeking moisture
on sunny days
stepping gingerly
past the question,
is water wasted
if it becomes honey?

I do not know,
though later another
winged creature
calls out an answer
farther
down the road
I stop and
stepping out
of my car
I am greeted
by the cry of
some unseen
hawk

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