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poetry by j matthew waters

the other side


imagine marine-like monsters
inhabiting the darkest of waters
their bodies shaped simply
their fins rudimentary yet powerful
propelling themselves instantly
jetting at reckless speeds
and abruptly halting to a standstill
they are neither here nor there
and represent a constant terror
to those who slip into their world

their world is an antithesis
to the dreams we fabricate
and even in the wildest of our
fascination we realize their depths
are unreachable
their darkness too deep to see
even a flicker of light
leaving us unable to conjure hope
or understand the underworld
unless we sell our soul
and give in to the other side



april two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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11 thoughts on “the other side

  1. dulzimordash on said:

    Reblogged this on Nature’s Abhorred Vacuum.

  2. I’ve always been afraid of sea monsters. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Never, never give in the the dark side. 🙂

  4. IN OUR WILDEST OF FACINATION…UNREACHABLE,,,,(LONG SIGH) SO TRUE! HEY I MISS YOUR VOICE….

  5. Very tempting to go into the deep.

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