Air In Water
On the inside walls of my glass,
tiny bubbles of air appear out of nowhere
as the cold water warms to room temperature.
Wondering why, I read and learn.
The warmer water gets, the less air it holds.
That’s the way water works.
The colder water gets, the more air it holds.
That is why arctic oceans teem with life.
There is air in the icy water there, lots of it!
That is why, if they were in charge
of the earth’s thermostat, fish and
other marine life would shout,
“Turn it down! Turn it down!”
Photo of a glass of cold water that has warmed to room temperature, forming bubbles. Outside the window, azalea bushes, out of focus.
Photograph and prayer © 2016 by Danny N. Schweers
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