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poetry by j matthew waters

I walk alone


moderation is but a stranger
he thought
sitting on a park bench
and feeding the pigeons
bread of life meant to last
the entire winter

somewhere down the road
everything became all or none
as those earthly habits
siphoned off the fuel
that once powered his
beautiful thoughts

the very idea of divorcing
such influential forces
from his daily rituals
sent his mind tumbling
deeper into the fray

knowing there could never be
one final straw
he walked along the river alone
his destructive tendencies
seemingly out of sight


february two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “I walk alone

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  2. Such powerful imagery.. loved this line especially “as those earthly habits
    siphoned off the fuel
    that once powered his
    beautiful thoughts” stirring…

  3. Balancing the pros and cons of life is not as easy as it may they seem. A powerful reflective piece – well done.

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