poetry by j matthew waters

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metallic storm

stars are brightest in the desert
and from there you can clearly
see the other worlds

beneath the sand the past lives on
beating shallow breathes and
awaiting the next impact

time travelers land without incident
collecting precious data
left behind by meteorites

full moon pushes old photographs
onto the new shoreline
giving rise to the possibility
that life somehow lived on

june two thousand fourteen
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turn off the lights

off in the distance
fiery bodies pierce an
otherwise cold and dark night
sparking unnatural cries
inside the city

dormant firehouses
suddenly become mobile
spewing lights and noise
through once sleepy
narrow avenues

earthen black holes
welcome life and death
mixing fear with hope
and giving mystery
a brand new meaning

november two thousand thirteen
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Beyond the atmosphere
enjoying the colorful scenery
flying really fast

Earth is my dartboard
and I am way off base

I wish I could hit the ground
but I am just one
out of trillions
flying beyond
any gravitational pull

I would lie
if I said I was part
of the dinosaur extinction

Would be wrong
if I said
I was a twinkle
in someone’s eyes

Truth be known
nobody has any idea
where I landed
beyond any planet’s horizon

january two thousand twelve
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