A Creature of Water

Author: Julianna Mendoza

Painting by Mehsoon Kabir. Her interpretation of the poem was inspired by her own religion.
There I was sitting in a desert
Longing to find a spirit oasis
And there you were with all your might
The most powerful waterfall I’ve seen in my life
You truly enticed me to learn how to swim
So that this light inside me could never be dimmed 

Now a fresh cup of you is how I start my day
With a prayer in promise to never stray
Through you my garden of love continues to grow
All while you keep the monsters at sea deep below
In the night you wash away my sins
Leaving me ready for each new day to begin
And although the morning star does shine bright
You give me the substance to continue on this path called life