Unwarmed and uncooled;
Sitting so calmly,
Water that does not flow;
Water that does not go,
Water that sits is water that's spoiled.
Liquid not moving is liquid wasted,
Liquid not cold is unpleasant to the tongue.
Yet liquid not hot is just as foul.
Rot water, swamp water
A stench unlike any other,
Such unclean water must be dumped.
Tepid springs, tepid rains;
Unfiltered and unloved.
Such a source of life: undone.
Freeze it or boil it,
Pour it or stream it,
Anything to rid the world of tepid water.