poetry by j matthew waters

a promise enlisted

i gave you my promise
and you ran with it
all the way across the country
where you boarded a ship
destination i don’t know

you tried saving the planet
with my promise
attached to you at all times
like it was part of the dog tags
hanging from your neck

by the time they shipped you
back to the states
the promise had expired
lost to the heavens
awaiting for me there

september two thousand twelve
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3 thoughts on “a promise enlisted

  1. I’m so sad for what you have lost..

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