poetry by j matthew waters

until the morning light

practicing the science of fire
on your hands and knees
taking deep breaths
as if swallowing a small world
slightly pausing before exhaling
as furiously as possible
the small tinderbox
quickly engulfed in flames
systematically doubling in size
every hour on the hour
until there is no more

march two thousand twenty
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3 thoughts on “until the morning light

  1. I LOVE this piece!! I mean; I love all your pieces, but this one is especially great.

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