poetry by j matthew waters

defenseless moon rising

mathematics of heaven
on earth measure up
like the clickety-clack of
wingtip boots hitting
hot summer concrete
on the brightest of days

seven plus one rounds
normally fill a colt 45
its pearl handle concealed
inside the hip of urban
cowboy moving about
in conspicuous silence

waxing gibbous expose
skyscrapers without power
eluding bullets fired
from restless streets that
harbor outlaw scientists
who recalculate and reload

august two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “defenseless moon rising

  1. vivid and ominous. love it.

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