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poetry by j matthew waters

mountain pass


looking west there stands
nearly insurmountable rock
not geometric like pyramids
but geologic like the very deities
that once formed them

mysterious like oceans
neither height nor depth matters
to sleeping giants
giving refuge to time travelers
desperate for a fresh start

on the other side the view
unveils unforeseen majesty
turning the world inside out
and mysteriously removing
anything worth dying for



december two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “mountain pass

  1. The mountain passes and the struggle it takes to get that view works so well as an extended metaphor as well.. But it is worth the struggle.

  2. Again, rounding up my favourite two phrases in your poem:

    giving refuge to time travelers
    desperate for a fresh start

    I see a story there, J! Great work.

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