poetry by j matthew waters

reflections in the night

two score after the destruction of civility
a strange peace swept across the planet

it was the year twenty ninety-five
and all major technological advances
of the past 100 years had been laid to rest

I was a mere teenager living off the land
somewhere in africa or asia or america
the exact location dependent upon
the moment my implant became inoperative

instinctively I became one with the sun
the moon and all the stars of the sky
gradually coming to realize I am nothing
but a child of all generations past
born to light a candle each and every night

march two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “reflections in the night

  1. So much in those words, Jdub…you KNOW

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