Before the Storm

broken ambers climb
fallen walls of ivy where
butterflies reside in winter

tadpoles shiver in fluorescent ink
madness mixes tonic with phosphorescent beacons
sleeping with demons in a sea of urchins

orchids fall from the moon
beneath vast corral shelves of dust
peel back the layers of time

harpoon the emerald dragon.

Matthew Dexter lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Like the nomadic Pericú natives before him, he survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine.

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  1. Pingback: Stories and Poetry by Matthew Dexter « Stories by Matthew Dexter

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