poetry by j matthew waters

blazingly alive

they come and they go
these goblins from the past
posing as trick or treaters
and tearing up the neighborhood

one night out of three sixty-five
they claw at the earth
levitate off the ground
or fly from tree to tree
searching for shells
they abandoned long ago

once I pursued them
believing they weren’t real
taking me to a mirrorless pond
far from my home
and there I sat at the water’s edge
motionless till dawn
witnessing their blazing departure

october two thousand eighteen
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