The water flows freely, but what can be seen?
Only tinges of brown, and yellow and green.
“No reason to worry, keep drinking,” they said.
Now our children are destined to die from the lead.
A city turned toxic as metals leach through,
but what could be done? Really, what could we do?
Sweet life giving liquid, now poison instead.
While we yearn for hydration, we aren’t thirsty for lead.
The right is as basic as a human might think—
clean water to bathe in, clean water to drink.
Clean water to cook with, and wash off our hands.
Is the government listening? Do they hear our demands?
Jug after jug we bring filled to the brim,
with water so murky a fish could not swim.
Water so deadly our brains feel the ache,
as we beg for the action officials don’t take.
So we wait and we ponder, and wonder and moan.
Are they really this blind, or their hearts made of stone?
Now the question weighs heavy on all of our minds.
Was cutting the costs — worth risking our lives? In Flint.
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