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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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