poetry by j matthew waters

somebody’s going to die in the land of fools

tower guards flash spotlights
across the desert sky filled with zeppelins
searching for someplace to hide

the wreckage in the field goes unnoticed
for nearly a fortnight

by the time help arrives nothing is out of place

ever since
black sheep wander the land of fools
where someone is certain to die
any given night
slaughtered by supersonic streams of consciousness
running artificial red lights

may two thousand fourteen
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4 thoughts on “somebody’s going to die in the land of fools

  1. very dreamlike images – zeppelins and black sheep and that word – fortnight- very cool write, John- K

  2. “running artificial red lights”–love your concluding line—how many of these “red lights” we create for ourselves!

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