poetry by j matthew waters

rumors of an evacuation

for some reason only the crickets
came out that night
and before the break of dawn
all of the birds will have left the city

at the inception it was a nonevent
but in retrospect
it shouldn’t have taken so long
before the people started leaving

june two thousand seventeen
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2 thoughts on “rumors of an evacuation

  1. When the birds leave, it’s definitely a warning. Nicely written. ❤

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