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. thesewordsiwrite2012 on said:

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

  9. denise0904 on said:


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