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poetry by j matthew waters

metallic storm


stars are brightest in the desert
and from there you can clearly
see the other worlds

beneath the sand the past lives on
beating shallow breathes and
awaiting the next impact

time travelers land without incident
collecting precious data
left behind by meteorites

full moon pushes old photographs
onto the new shoreline
giving rise to the possibility
that life somehow lived on


june two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “metallic storm

  1. giorge thomas on said:

    Beautiful! I currently have a poetry prompt on ‘places.’ Would love you to contribute!

    http://www.giorgethomas.com

  2. Beautiful!
    I once wrote about the stars and desert but not as well.
    http://archiearchive.wordpress.com/2006/07/14/the-shouting-stars/

  3. thanks again for your thoughtful poems. they are very enjoyable

  4. I still love that voice! And your poetry!

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