poetry by j matthew waters

rewriting the nuclear era

summer has never been so close
knocking hard
loud and clear like a thunderclap

if you didn’t hear that
you may as well be deaf
I murmured
but there was nobody around
to absorb my spoken words
except for nightbirds and spiders
and hackers inside my laptop

there are many weeds needing
pulling and much soil needing turning
I keep telling myself
but in the middle of the night
none of that is occurring
at least not in real time

come monday morning nobody
may remember exactly what transpired
whether it be a history rewritten
or saplings thriving free of gasoline

june two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “rewriting the nuclear era

  1. felicity on said:

    Sometimes all you can do is focus on one thing at a time; you’ll come through alright in the end.

  2. Wonderful —CC

  3. I like that ☺

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