poetry by j matthew waters

when searching for gold

they were searching for gold
but only found silver
nearly in abundance on either
side of the rivers

they arrived at elkport
over a fortnight ago
labored along the banks of the
volga & the turkey
right at the height
of the twenty year drought

they worked the bloody sands
like only they knew
sifting silver flour into canisters
courtesy of the glaciers
counting their blessings
(almost on a daily basis)
at the local bank
or the nearest pub

august two thousand twenty-one
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2 thoughts on “when searching for gold

  1. Reminds me of Bukowski

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