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Drink Water by Kurt Van Ristell

Drink water.

Two litres at least, and then

Pee. Be giddy, like a cherub.

Rinse and repeat.

It shouldn’t need to be said,

But common sense often begs

A helping hand.

Especially where self-care is concerned.

So, please, treat yourself

Like the thirsty flower that you are.

And drink water.

But not too much.

Or you will die.


Kurt Van Ristell is a poet and author living in South London. He works in education, which is a storyteller’s boon. He writes around his life experiences, which reflect his London upbringing filtered through his mixed-race background. His poems have appeared/are forthcoming in Bandit Fiction and with Shayel Magazine.

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