poetry by j matthew waters

little rainbows deep inside the forest

we were in the forest
walking on eggshells
fingers pointing at all the
colorful edibles
off limits this time of the year
decreed by the queen herself

the forest wasn’t petrified
instead shrinking
year over year over year
sand & sea by east
strawberry fields by west
both advancing
slowly but deliberately
—lured by the magical mushrooms
deep inside the forest

october two thousand twenty-two
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One thought on “little rainbows deep inside the forest

  1. I absolutely love your imagery. It gives it a sense of wonder and dread at the same time.

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