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poetry by j matthew waters

only madmen shoot at the moon


in the middle of the afternoon
the lights went out in the city
and all the people
filed out into the street from the skyscrapers
and candy stores
and barber shops
and taverns
quiet as kindergarteners on a fire drill

it was like the calm before the storm
as the full moon
performed its magic
only this time
as it slowly penetrated into the light
it was shot down
by a thousand arrows
launched from within the earth



march two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “only madmen shoot at the moon

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  2. this was well written

  3. “quiet as kindergarteners on a fire drill
    it was like the calm before the storm”
    ohhh love this. feels like such a pure moment…

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