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poetry by j matthew waters

burning down the house


I saw two magpies
out in the field
the one where crickets
turn into monsters
and dream of feasting on
human history

I saw two magpies
out in the field
perched upon towers
man-made and alive
turning on the airwaves
and chatting freely

I saw two magpies
out in the field
pimped out for the show
in 3D glasses
marveling at the mirrors
reflecting the fire


july two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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9 thoughts on “burning down the house

  1. This needs more than a ‘Like’. It needs a LIKE and a WOW and an Appreciation!

  2. jmbhatt on said:

    Marvelously fresh!!

  3. i love magpies, there are lots in Australia, they are cheeky birds and friendly. Dangerous during nesting season as they swoop (but it seems, only little boys)

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