Storm Waters

When rain waters come

And the rushing flood

Encapsulates your home,

Do not bottle storm waters.

Refrain from capturing the storm.

Do not try to tame thunder in headphones.

Do not try to hold lightning in lightbulbs.

And do not bottle storm waters.

If the water reaches your breasts,

Do not let it push against your heart.

Do not take these waves into your lungs.

That’s just bottling storm waters.

And you, my friend, are no bottle.

You are no recyclable.

You will not float away with the flood.

You will not bottle storm waters!