poetry by j matthew waters

after the cities have fallen

I sometimes imagine
what the fall of america
will be like and wonder
what similarities its cities will share
with the likes of sparta and pompeii
delphi and olympia
tikal and memphis

I imagine the people will flee
from the cities and find
a much simpler life
free from the burden
of a bigoted government
learning to live a new way
peacefully within its own means

may two thousand thirteen
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7 thoughts on “after the cities have fallen

  1. Oh, how I love your imagination! What a beautiful world this would be…

  2. One thinks of lots of modern Ozymandius’s being forgotten in their deserted and decaying monuments. Eventually, even the name of the city will be forgotten

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  4. Reblogged this on – RedHuman – and commented:
    Living the dream, all shades of human together, working as team. Cheers to this.

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