Do you live in Colorado?

Does it rain on your house?

Do the drops patter off the roof,

compose romantic puddles on your porch?

Guess what:

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,

you thief.

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.