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poetry by j matthew waters

children of the stars


children played in the sand
building empires bound to fail
if not by the morning rain
then by a bloated gibbous
sinking into the sea

they boarded a starship
and set sail into the unknown
praying to their gods
for divine guidance
during years of hardship

starting anew in an alien world
they gravitate back
where sand meets the sea
where sweet memories linger
in unfamiliar air
their curious children learning
to build their own castles



june two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “children of the stars

  1. All the time I have been on this starship I have been drawn to that intertidal boundary. And sandcastles are an important lesson.

  2. I wonder if you have ever heard of Aniara? .. I’m unsure if it has ever been translated to English.. I’m sure your would love it.

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