poetry by j matthew waters

where does it stop

in pregnant fields
tractors with high beams
gobble up grain in the dark
turning golden ground into
piles of dirt

cereal-mobiles rumble
on gravel roads carved
through ever-swollen hills
fueled by ethanol and
kicking up dirt

rolling stock races
for the eastern seaboard
destined for distant lands
where little bluebirds
play in dirt

november two thousand thirteen
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4 thoughts on “where does it stop

  1. Something about this poem reminds me of “Hills Like White Elephants” by Hemingway. Must be the on-point use of words. 🙂

    • I haven’t read that story in 32 years until just now – thx. Hemingway certainly had a way with brevity. Thank you once again for visiting and commenting, Millie. I certainly see what you mean ;`)

  2. Unspoken is the irony of the grain gobblers and mobiles using grain produced ethanol to live

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