Known

I should have known it would come
  big dreams hidden in shadow
Waking with a faint knowing
  land, free, animals, people
Then the rhythms 
  begin from within
Ancient and old
  ever in the flow of water
Poured out and coming clean
  a wish for each one 
Pouring it's way 
  through the land
What have we done
  made a waste
Such beauty and talk
  if we would only listen
Observe what plays within
  around and see life
Life giving itself
  one to another
An offering of water
  to encounter the sacred
Not to desecrate
  not to turn our backs
To run in its cleansing
  all within, without
Knowing we can't replace 
  one precious drop