poetry by j matthew waters

change in forecast

we talked about the weather
how it would destroy us all
how it would appear out of nowhere
and blow away our dreams
just when everything seemed
to be falling into place

we spent hours catching up on time
that never really belonged to us
that somehow tricked us into thinking
seasons forever cycle

in the end all we could talk about
was the weather
and then we went our separate ways

november two thousand thirteen
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15 thoughts on “change in forecast

  1. lovely in a sad, way. Also, cynical. and somewhat evasive in its tagging. I’m going to be a little obnoxious and suggest a couple adds: #chances #disappointment #clarity #cards-at-hand. I’ll stop at those. I dont’ think I can stand myself being more obnoxious than this. 🙂

  2. Hmmm…should we comment about the tags or the poem? I’ll do both, tagging it #clever for turning a common expression on its head. Sadly, talking about the weather has a new meaning these days, and is anything but commonplace here. We’ll done!

  3. ahhh but we are not fair weather friends – smiles – I liked especially the second stanza – spent hours catching up on time….. – very cool! K

  4. First two lines make a great opener for a novel. Great work, J!

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