Water waits for no one
and few wait more than it.
The ultimate in patience
untaming in a fit.

Sculptor of millennia,
a trickle carves a cave.
Seconds suffer no one, 
in paths of tidal wave.

Flexible, beyond compare;
like rock when hit at speed;
deathly take your breath away;
yet sate a planet's need.

Icy rocks, adrift in space;
pools of deep blue sea;
vapour-mist in nebulae;
flesh in you and me.

Trident of the elements:
power; double life.
Together in eternal dance,
Daughter, father, wife.

© Sean G. O’Leary 2021

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