Tuesday, October 1, 2013

His Two Wells

His Two Wells

“The old well
Sits full of water
Where I can see it.

The new well
Is up from it
And I can see it too.

Although that well
Is full of water too
That well’s water
Is not as old
As the water in
The old well.

That well was there
When my great-great-great-
Grandfather moved here
From Dover, New Hampshire
To live with his grandparents.

His great-grandson’s son
Dug the new well
After the Revolutionary War.

The water in that well
Is not as old as the water
In the old well.

This is in addition to
That well’s water
TASTING not as old too

My great-great-great
Always said

They say.”

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