poetry by j matthew waters

first signs of spring

everything came out of hiding
except of course
that which devoured
the other thing
like the worm to the robin
or the flower to the deer

trees blossom above the concrete
dwarfed by sun-hungry high rises
giving temporary shelter
to angels warming their wings

rising above the surface
transitory spirits take to the streets
assessing what the winter had done
by taking a simple counting of heads

april two thousand sixteen
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4 thoughts on “first signs of spring

  1. The thought of angels hungry for warmth is chilling enough

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