poetry by j matthew waters

change in forecast

the hour is fast approaching
and the well has run dry

a mother sends her child with pail
in hand out into the wild
instructed not to return home

the city is safer than the jungle
during the rainy season
talking heads on social media
furthering the debate

a fire breaks out in the country
ignited by lightning
chasing four-legged chattel
into the next county

a daughter sits alone in chair
rocking slowly in the dry heat
feeding her thoughts with patience
while practicing her breathing

the hour is fast approaching
and suddenly the well is overflowing

april two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “change in forecast

  1. one of my faves — brilliant storytelling

  2. Beautifully moving John.

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