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poetry by j matthew waters

six thousand years and counting


as it turned out he was alive and well
resurfacing somewhere in carolina
taking up sun and counting the years

he made sure the money didn’t follow
redeployed somewhere offshore
far away from oil rigs and earthquakes

after wearing the crown all these years
incognito pro tem seemed fitting

walking the dog and swiping debit card
who the hell would have guessed

all the while cities continued to grow
melting pots boiling impatiently
fueled by remotely controlled triggers



september two thousand sixteen
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4 thoughts on “six thousand years and counting

  1. I’m so jealous. Not of being Satan, per se. But of this: “resurfacing somewhere in carolina.” 🙂

  2. I think he resurface also at other places, as a matter of fact i think we were on the bus together this morning.

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