poetry by j matthew waters

waiting on the sun

we hadn’t heard the roar of jets
going on 13 hours now
and we were beginning to fear the worst
was yet to come

if there was a window not blown out
by now that would make the evening news
though there was neither television nor radio
no microwaves and
certainly no wifi
let alone clouds in the make-believe sky

the children often wonder when the sun
will return
when the flowers in the fields
will bloom again

april two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “waiting on the sun

  1. There is much sad truth in this one. Nicely written.

  2. denise0904 on said:

    sci -fi sadness. a world without a sun.

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