Joe Rosochacki

Jungle Juice In Our Tap Water - Poem by Joe Rosochacki

It doesn’t surprise me one bit than drinking the remnants of other people’s drugs.
We have been recycling water since time immemorial,
The earth has a only a finite of fresh water,
We are drinking the water that the dinosaurs drank,
the Neanderthals drank,
All recycled through a filtration process that had gone for billions of years,
But we are destroying it there is no doubt.
But now we have jungle juice running in our tap water in America,
We, Americans, USA Americans,
(So sorry, I began to think Caitlin Upton,
it must be the drugs, see observation Upton’s Response..) ,
Take our prescriptions drugs,
We absorb majority of it but some gets through our excretory system and we pee it out.
Imagine the tap water is filled with traces of estrogen, Viagra, Zoloft, Xanax, Vicodin,
Chemotherapy waste, including Novontrone,
For which I am guilty,
In Florida I used to work at Ionics, a GE subsidiary,
For water purification in the home.
I have worked at Ultimate Water.
Ultimate Water leased a device that replaced the big 5 gallons bottles of water in offices.
The device took tap water filtered beyond civic standards,
(see observation Red Lobster Tonight)
Perhaps it’s premature,
But I would venture to say,
The ways it is going these are going to be necessary in the future.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 2, 2009

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