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poetry by j matthew waters

outside these city walls


I was thinking about changing things up
by rising out of bed without an agenda
hitting the streets on steel tipped boots
marching alongside a new kind of drummer

they blocked off the old holiday parade route
days before dismantled tanks rolled in
armless soldiers handing out ruby red grapefruits
and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

I walked alongside millions of newfound friends
all drawn to this place by an unknown star
embracing change with song and dance
(while outside these city walls)
stockpiles of old ideas burned day and night



october two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “outside these city walls

  1. Great imagery to delight all the senses!

  2. Oh YES!!! Thank you for this vision of hope.

  3. Somehow I feel both hope and dread in a vision like this.

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