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poetry by j matthew waters

sometime before the sun


I awoke violently
as if someone had grabbed my
shoulders and shook me
with all their might

Gasping for breath
as if dying or coming to life
I recall striving to push my imagination
from beneath the surface
out-chasing the nightmare
that is the unborn

Within the darkness
I hushed myself back to sleep
pretending nothing
ever happened to the sun


december two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “sometime before the sun

  1. “Within the darkness
    I hushed myself back to sleep
    pretending nothing
    ever happened to the sun”

    Ugh… it sounds so melancholic!

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