Water and Salt

Salt and water

Salt does not always dissolve in water.

Maybe there is too much salt

for the water to absorb,

too little water

to suspend the salt.

If you think you know the properties

of this water and this salt,

You don’t.

Water cannot be foolish. Salt cannot be duped.

But where did this water come from?

A stagnant pond? The Thundering rain? A stream flowing slowly over stones?

And what is the origin of this salt?

A cave in the mountains? A sterile lab? A warm ocean?

Only this one thing is certain:

The salt will remain salty.

The water will evaporate and become whatever is asked of it.

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