poetry by j matthew waters


for centuries the survivors
of the forgotten world
journeyed to the ancient city
to marvel at the concrete
and glass that once gave rise
to an infallible dream

unable to imagine
such destructive forces
the children picked wildflowers
growing from the ash
waving them in the air
pretending to surrender

january two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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7 thoughts on “pilgrimage

  1. This is beautifully written!

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