By Angela Ezekiel
PROMPT—I am grateful for ...
It flows from the mountain top,
flowing in a steady path, splish-splash.
It has never stop traveling its voyage
but where does it come from?
At this bank of a wandering thought
came a bloop question.
Does it have a home, a mother to
nurse and care, did it have a childhood
with friends and cats for fun?
So where did water come from?
At this bank with hasty plopping water came a walking thought
into a little mind, where life
is jolly and play, a world
like one in fairy stories, with
fair skies and wild earth.
A child can sing at the river
bank and wonder, “where
does water come from?”
Angela Ezekiel is a Nigerian writer who resides in Jos, Plateau state. She started writing at the age of 12. She enjoys reading, singing and taking long walks in nature. She has been published in the Academy the of Heart and Mind. She shares some of her work on instagram as @angelas__diary.