A concrete trough, underground pipe and a tree
amount to a cooler, calmer, social place to be.
Too basic, too simple, or too much reality?
Have you lived by the Kuiseb? It’s not easy.
The river’s ephemeral, it tends to sink down,
so NamWater pumps it to villages and towns.
But so much is wasted around the taps,
as if the heat of tomorrow is a memory lapse.