The luxury.

This morning water runs hot from the tap.
The soap frothing and filling the smooth white
of the carefully mechanized tupperware,
designed solely to hold water for dishes.

the luxury
the privilege
the indulgence.

In order to appear from my faucet
there were first men who imagined piping systems
that would connect a whole city to running water.
they took their dreams
carefully blueprinting them out
building a team,
collaborating concepts.
money was secured
politicians debated
labour began.
now new men with new dreams
took blueprints already drawn
ensured that they were followed
adapted where they were needed

all the while
water pumped by hand
boiled inside
washing dishes truly a chore

this morning,
water runs hot from the tap.
the luxury
the privilege
the gratitude.

 

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