poetry by j matthew waters

fire on the mountain

boys will be strong and
when nudged in the right direction
will likely strike gold

they show up every morning
before first light
decked in cotton shirts
and denim pants
leather tool belts attached
to their slender waists
shovel and pickaxe in hand

lightning strikes mountaintops
electricity penetrating
far underground
carving out new veins
fortunes sure to be gained

there is but one entrance
but once inside
treasures are boundless
escape routes endless

august two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “fire on the mountain

  1. Stellar work! Kudos!

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