Zach & Nalie

text by zach sheely • artwork by nalie xiong

 

Drip! Drip! Snap! Snap!

Crunch!!
Drip. is the sound I hear now coming from the faucet
I use to drink from.
Drip.  
Is the sound I hear from the faucet
I use to take food out the fridge and clean it when
I wanted to eat something.
Drip.
Is the sound I hear from the faucet
I used to brush my teeth when
I wanted a fresh mouth. 
But oh no I forgot
I have to pull one of those bottles out.
Snap Snap. 
To pop off the cap. 
CRUNCH when I’m all done.
These are the sounds
I hear every day when the water is this way.
Drip, Snap  Snap, CRUNCH!!
Drip. 
Is the sound I hear from the shower head now where
I once use to get clean and feel refreshed but now if
I want to wash my ass I grab a stiff water bottle and pop the cap
SNAP SNAP!!
As you can see this is my life every day. 
And this life is not comfortable to live in anyway.
And I know Donald Trump getting elected was a scary day.
And I don’t mean any offense when I say what I’m about to say.
Since you’re so worried about making America “great again”.
Hopefully, you notice my struggle friend, and come to
FLINT to make these pipes
CLEAN AGAIN!!