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poetry by j matthew waters

building an ark from scratch


it’s late evening
& I’ve not yet turned
a page

a sheet of paper
blank or lined

a young male servant
or messenger
delivering bad news
by way of wise men

               *

the dam is doomed to fail
or so the story goes
a flood of words deluging
on a sheet of ice
a great sea frozen
over time
is sure to thaw

sun falls further into the sea
the sea becoming
warmer
over generational time

               *

for no apparent reason
someone who has never set sail
begins building an ark from scratch





april two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “building an ark from scratch

  1. “a sheet of paper
    blank or lined”

    I have a love hate relationship with these lines of late…lol one thing that is constant here on WordPress is you, I can stay gone for months, honestly sometimes a whole year and I come back and you are still here, writing. Warms my heart! ❤

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