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poetry by j matthew waters

the standing dead


they may be dead by definition
but on all other terms
provide growth opportunities
for termites & beatles & ants
molds & mildews & mushrooms

the attraction is powerful
creatures with or without wings
drilling & boring & hammering
building new homes from scratch
or renovating abandoned ones

grey ghosts now centuries old
skyscrapers taller than ever
actively contributing
to the smorgasbord of life
perhaps more vital than before




november two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “the standing dead

  1. Nothing like a good standing snag. I call them birdie B&Bs. 😉

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