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poetry by j matthew waters

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the tree replacement program


we’re planting trees & singing
this one’s for you honey
name it what you will

one by one
falling from the pickup’s bed
into the hands of a queen she’s goes
into the ground she goes
everyone singing
up on the hill
this one’s for you honey
name it what you will

one day they’re gone
and the next they’re replaced
at this pace
soon we’ll be singing
it’s a brand new world honey
name it what you will





may two thousand twenty-two
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all rights reserved

the standing dead


they may be dead by definition
but on all other terms
provide growth opportunities
for termites & beatles & ants
molds & mildews & mushrooms

the attraction is powerful
creatures with or without wings
drilling & boring & hammering
building new homes from scratch
or renovating abandoned ones

grey ghosts now centuries old
skyscrapers taller than ever
actively contributing
to the smorgasbord of life
perhaps more vital than before




november two thousand twenty
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all rights reserved

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