poetry by j matthew waters

archaeological dig

somewhere along the beaten path
rare earth elements are spotted
here and there
haphazardly discarded by
downright dirty rotten scoundrels

little aliens scurry in the shadows
having adopted stretches
along the way
stuffing recyclables into sacks
refurbishing trash into shiny trinkets

all skyscraper trees eventually fall
their treasure imperially at risk
that is to say
having crashed and imploded
only to be mined many lifetimes later

february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “archaeological dig

  1. Very thought provoking poetry….What’s old eventually becomes new again

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