poetry by j matthew waters

before fading back into darkness

squarish hole in middle of garden
is walled with various sizes of
rectangular-shaped stones
stones once used as steps leading
to abandoned gazebo atop the hill
but now separating earth from fire

sparrows and wrens tend to garden
while cardinals and jays perch in pines
all unafraid of smoldering hole
as long as night is far

patio blocks geometrically encase
black hole in summer garden
introducing spiral pathways
transgressing divergently in circular fashion
exposing and unfolding new life
suspended in color and contrasting light

november two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “before fading back into darkness

  1. You are seriously a genius poet, John. I hope you know how good you are.

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