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poetry by j matthew waters

bringing stars into focus


it’s no surprise we are losing time
which is especially disappointing
considering all the progress that’s
been made

                      you see there are
secret forces working all the time
hammering away and clearing
new paths with silver scythes

men without thought dig deeper
underground
tasked to find ore or oil or more
time before they die

others pretend they’re masterminds
rigging elections and breaking codes
opening pandora boxes with keys
yet to be made

                            once discovering
there are contrivances built into
everything that’s been invented
(and subsequently buried)
one becomes uninterested in time





february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “bringing stars into focus

  1. The depths you mine for awe! marvelous.

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