poetry by j matthew waters


the drawing pencils
were in perfect shape
all sharpened just once
or twice and neatly
kept in their cardboard box

after midnight i found them
scattered on the drawing table
some worn down to the nub
others snapped in half
all terrorized by chance

july two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “snapped

  1. heartbreaking…the whole thing

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