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poetry by j matthew waters

unearthing old stories


behind the hermit’s gate
stories are being told
transcribed and archived
like nobody’s business

free passes do not exist
but those who slip inside
are put to the test
and ever seldom leave

there are grottos and graffiti
in need of attention
improved upon by signs
of the cross and hail marys

although spoken words
were outlawed long ago
they remain alive and well
buried deep underground




may two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all right reserved

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3 thoughts on “unearthing old stories

  1. This is so appropriate for me as I am beginning to write another family history book. I slipped inside the Genealogical world and now know I will never leave 🙂

  2. The caves you describe reminds me so much of the end in Fahrenheit 451…

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