Do you live in Colorado?
Does it rain on your house?
Do the drops patter off the roof,
compose romantic puddles on your porch?
That water isn’t yours.
You can’t have it.
And you most certainly
cannot set out a tank
to catch what falls from the sky,
Water laws are so strict in Colorado
that rainwater collection
is virtually prohibited.
The doctrine is written
into the state’s Constitution.
All the rain is already spoken for.
It belongs to someone,
and that someone probably isn’t you.
So don’t you touch it.