No More Water
 
 


by Kenn Nesbitt
 
   

Both my parents told me not to,
but I did it anyway.
Now our water tank is empty,
and the well ran dry today.

Not a drop is in the reservoir.
The lake’s completely dry.
Everybody’s getting thirstier
and I’m the reason why.

All the rivers are depleted.
All the streams no longer flow.
All the seas and all the oceans
are devoid of H2O.

No, there isn’t any water,
not a drop is left to drink,
’cause I left the faucet running,
and it all went down the sink.

 

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from The Aliens Have Landed! published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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