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poetry by j matthew waters

purple heart


thoughts begin to falter
as my blood pressure
takes a sudden drop

helicopter blades cut
into the dark night
racing toward the cross

on the ground miracle
workers scramble
to prepare the table

it’s gonna be all right
someone told me
is all that i remember


january two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “purple heart

  1. Norma Waters on said:

    nice poem

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  2. Excellent! Like the bookended words/meanings in “thoughts” and “remember”– very tight.

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