poetry by j matthew waters

table for one

soft strings stream from the
ceiling speakers
slightly drowning out whispers
floating throughout the
openness of this place
its reverberations caressing the
flame of a single candle
centered atop a corner table
casting a dim light on a
sea of lost thoughts
where two once sailed as one

july two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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22 thoughts on “table for one

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on said:

    beauty in haunting memories…
    is how I felt…beautiful as always
    Take Care…

  2. cyberbonn on said:

    makes me think of dear heart song…
    a single room, a table for one

  3. How sad… My heart aches for you (or whoever this piece may be about). I believe you captured the moment perfectly! Kudos!

  4. wordlov on said:

    Hat dies auf Wordlov Mordechaï rebloggt und kommentierte:
    I’m delighted to found your blog and this poetry!

  5. Beautiful, but sad

  6. I love the alliteration and mouthfeel of this, and the twist of the last line. Nice reading too!

  7. lovely and bittersweet

  8. Simple, yet so descriptive in the emotion. Nice work.

  9. denise0904 on said:


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