Something special in the water

I don’t mean to brag, but I think our well water is the most delicious water I’ve ever tasted. Clean and sweet with a hint of mineral flavor at the finish, it’s perfect straight out of the faucet. But sometimes I like to dress it up with a little something extra to make my house guests stop and take notice, like cucumbers, lemons, or ginger.

Then serve it up with a simple, serve-yourself lunch—In this case a yummy tomato, basil, and prosciutto platter.

A neighbor from up the road once leaned in conspiratorially and whispered, “You know, they used to bottle this stuff in your backyard and sell it in the city back in the turn of the 20th century.”

“Is it safe? To drink, I mean,” asked one of our visiting city friends a bit doubtfully. “We only ever drink filtered water in Brooklyn.”

“Safe? Of course it’s safe. For now…”

For more information on how to protect unfiltered water supplies statewide, join the Citizens Campaign (CCE) against Hydraulic Fracking.

About Smallpeace

Michele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longstanding professional copywriter, who currently works for a top-five US book publisher. Her poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, including Tinderbox, THRUSH, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Narrative magazine, among others. Michele holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY, The City College of New York. Find her on Twitter @small_peace.
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2 Responses to Something special in the water

  1. Alisa says:

    great blog Michele! I love your bio…witty and wise. Love the photos….thx for taking us along for the adventure. I’m hungry now!

    • Smallpeace says:

      Thanks, A. It’s a humble beginning, but I’m having fun. I see you’ve got a blog going. How have I missed that? Can’t wait to check it out. xo

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