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I've heard that Louisiana
water spouts from artesian wells.
But I can touch it in the air.
It settles in the shower and
grows and reeks of attic must.
Artesian black spots form on
humid left over clothing that
stayed too long on the
bathroom floor, sopped from
over-flowing faucets of
Sometimes I wipe Louisiana water from the walls.
And I can freeze it into
shapes that break my teeth
but cool between my breasts.
Sometimes it slicks my hair.
I can take Louisiana water in
my mouth and push it round with my tongue.
When the cool wind blows I feel the Louisiana water and
see it in the air and taste in the thick rich coffee the substance from which it is made.
© Janet Goodrich