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poetry by j matthew waters

earthbound and elemental


she keeps old zippo
and stick matches
stashed inside denim pockets
just in case something
ever needs starting

innocent dragons
breathe in knowledge
exhaling old world ideas
to winded children
dying for fresh air

oceans rock and roil
worshipped by clouds
parading as aliens
showering the coast
inexorably

deep within the soil
life awakens
stirred by foot driven shovels
uncovering rock
never before seen


january two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “earthbound and elemental

  1. wonderful poetry… very well done…

  2. This one is amazing.. the second stanza… what imagination.

  3. Especially love that second stanza 🙂

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