The last drop

The last drop of water
Just rolled down my eyes
Tears are no longer enough
To fill the empty rivers
Drought that has grabbed the throats around us
No more rain from the skies to fill up the emptiness
The humanity’s need
The humanity’s greed
The emptiness around me
The last water drops that touch the soil
That roll down my eyes
As the drought grabs me by my throat
And as I slip away
Raindrops start falling
The rivers and the seas
For a new humanity
Not driven by greed
But solely by need

On the road from Usa River to Bagamoyo, Tanzania (July 1st, 2016)

Author: Veronique Sprenger

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