Oasis

For you, sojourner,
the oasis is just a place
to rest along the way.

For you, merchant,
this is simply another stop
on an endless trade route.

For you, soldier,
it is the last replenishment
before your honorable death.

But for me,
a child of the desert,
this oasis is home.

—–
*In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Oasis.”

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