Justin & Capria

text by justin king • artwork by capria galloway

 

Never

Never shall I ever forget the rumors about the water.
Never shall I ever forget turning on the news and hearing the anchorman tell me that our water was unsafe.
Never shall I ever forget the protestors at the Capitol Building.
Never shall I ever forget how I was told that our government leaders knew about this all along.
Never shall I ever forget seeing all of the water distribution centers pop around the city.
Never shall I ever forget the water testing systems.
Never shall I ever forget the countless water bottles in recycle bins everywhere.
Never shall I ever forget having to help my aunt move cases of water into her house.
Never shall I ever forget the government telling people that boiling their water would make it safe again.
Never shall I ever forget the word LEAD.