pool water waves reflections on sunny day

When do you need water?

Weird question, but I really just want you to take care of yourself. I say this because I’m currently not drinking water. Take.care.of.yourself. I’m currently caring. Not drinking water.

This force of nature, this dependency. When do you need it? Can it wait? Your body. I bet it’s complicated. I just poured myself a glass. I wanted to.

I want you to too. You a little more than me.

JM Santos Aguilera is a first-generation American poet. He was born in Fresno, California to parents who emigrated from Mexico in the 80s. He grew up speaking Spanish and entered kindergarten with a single word of English: firefighter. After graduating from San Francisco State University in 2013, he moved to New England to develop his writing. He currently runs and writes in Los Angeles.

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