poetry by j matthew waters

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Greener on the other side

Dirty scientists
geoengineering the weather
in cahoots with dirty bureaucrats
double agents most likely

Slow burns on land & sea
north of 50 degrees latitude
dimming the lights
casting shadow puppets
embedded in the clouds

Once upon a time acid rain
was the talk of the town
has since decoded itself

Godzilla acting like a good guy
but in a constant state of retreat
losing to assault rifles
crafted & controlled by mere children

It’s just a matter of time
before the Ark
takes off
to Mars

may two thousand twenty-three
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we ventured out into the wilderness
and manipulated pieces of steel
with nuts and bolts
using handmade tools and human ingenuity
assembling giant creatures
ten stories tall
with ravenous appetites
plunging them headlong
deep into the earth
where they feed on subterranean elements
and spew their wasteful byproducts
out into the troposphere
for clouds to absorb
and recycle as violent weather
bombing war-torn cities

february two thousand thirteen
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there’s nothing new
going on around here
except for elvis and jesus
walking the streets again

everywhere around the globe
people are revolting
while special forces make sure
they’re in on the action

the price of oil fluctuates
like the unpredictable warming
giving rise to speculation
the end is already here

january two thousand thirteen
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