poetry by j matthew waters

earth wind and fire

men at work with picks & shovels
unseen in the cemetery
some working ditches
others tape-measuring rectangular
holes in the ground

the youngest and strongest
roll boulders from river’s bank
straight up to monks and artisans
stationed atop copperhill

chisels and files and sandpaper
further refine godly physiques
resurrecting new life from the fire
that never stops burning

december two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “earth wind and fire

  1. Such an enchanting and visual piece.

  2. I felt like it was Sisyphus at work

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