we found our forever home by Matthew Daley

we found our forever home
Matthew Daley

we took shelter from the ship rain
made from the constant fire beyond
listened to sound breaking getting closer
felt the quake of cities collapsing around us
smelled the burn of new air being born

once we could see from wherever we stood to forever
dotted with cacti and mountains out of reach
now it’s all fossils of the future buried deep and reaching high
each jagged shape its own purpose and promise
their signs of resistance now as hollow as a dry gourd

it was once we walked endlessly
for thoughts of food, sleep, and security
now we carve out our everyday existence
inside the broken promises of peace
that will keep us here till the end of generations


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