poetry by j matthew waters


I had lost strength
after traveling so far
past the Nile Basin
and into the unknown

A sip from an ancient flower
tasted like perfection
numbing my legs
and sending my mind
into the night sky
where I was greeted
with weightlessness and peace

Throughout the night
I envisioned weaving
up the tallest tree
whose succulent branches
encouraged me to reach the top

Amble in my sleep
I pitched a tent
and watched the world fly by

I awakened to a dazzling
white sky with rainbow clouds
and golden snowcaps
my newfound perspective
exactly like the dream

For centuries I flew across
idle fields with virgin springs
until finally tiring a second time

august two thousand twelve
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8 thoughts on “Chrysalis

  1. The words brought me into the setting. A wonderful sentiment.

  2. This is a flower I would love to grow!

  3. I think this is one of your best pieces. Very well done!

  4. Very beautiful!! Enjoyed it very much !

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