poetry by j matthew waters

the insider

at the end and beginning of a constant
     forward motion ~ tectonic plates

invisible to the naked eye
     one day you imagine you’ll see

how they work in real-time
     a front row seat so to speak

keeping the planet’s wheels
     spinning literally and figuratively

throwing stones at the sinner
     and launching aerials into space

you wish you had bought a ticket
     instead burying bodies

not too far from the future

—the insider

          the end and beginning

                              and figuratively

     [back to] the future

october two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “the insider

  1. This quite brilliantly expressed.

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