poetry by j matthew waters

(forty-five seconds ‘til sunset)

there were birthday bashes
and wedding plans
happy anniversaries
and simple cocktail parties

(released from the atmosphere
sounds of near sonic speeds

there were candles burning
and balloons suspended on the ceiling
teenagers smoking secretly
and babies stirring in bassinets

(precise targets become isolated and
confirmed via encrypted

children in paper hats chase tails
and girls in summer dresses walk on by
there were flowers abloom in the garden
and water fountains making rainbows

(suddenly a fiery crash
turned into an expanding billowy shroud
erasing all of reality in specific vicinities

january two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “(forty-five seconds ‘til sunset)

  1. War poem, sad poem.

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