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poetry by j matthew waters

the apprentice


i snuck into the world
through a backdoor
you carved into a rolling hill
where you worked the earth
with your creative hands

with perfection in mind
you made my eyes
the lightest shade of blue
and my skin varied
depending upon the light

your blood flowed within
nourishing my heart
and strengthening my mind
as i learned how the earth
recycles all living things

through time and patience
i came to understand
how the secrets of the clay
could beautify and nourish
a world starving for love



october two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “the apprentice

  1. A flow of colorful words that rolled the action in my mind’s eye as I read. Well done, J, quite nice.

  2. amazing work, Mr Waters…wonderful..

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