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poetry by j matthew waters

how deep is the sea


sitting cross-legged on the floor
my mind shut the door
and i was left alone
in the dark
with a candle and a match

i closed my eyes and focused
on a fire burning in the belly
of a giant fish that swallowed me whole
delivering me to unfathomable depths
where indescribable creatures
ruled an invisible world

as ocean waves crashed on top of me
the door violently swung open
and the room became drenched
with natural light
my hand still holding
the unlit match
the candle
nowhere to be found



january two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “how deep is the sea

  1. very deep..enjoyed listening to the voice..It helps to know the words and lines the poet emphazises..

  2. Wow … loved hearing you read … makes the poem come alive

  3. Love the suspense and the final sitting with unlit match and no candle – beautiful picture drawing JDub 🙂

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