poetry by j matthew waters

charting the free verse sky

those stars we used to wish upon
the ones first appearing in the twilight
or the ones falling from the
sky while sitting on the front porch step
where have they gone
now when you need them the most

sometimes I think of a certain star
that shined so bright it had no choice
but to crash and burn in some
remote forest you’ve never heard

those are the kinds of stars I miss the most

this universe is nothing but a free verse
poem with a little sizzle and endless syllables
spherically rotating around your ever
expanding mind
your inner child
charting the course of events
of every single moving object

december two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “charting the free verse sky

  1. Oh yes! Such a free verse Universe with its unexpected associations, connections and unexpected breaks. Thank you.

  2. Pleasant Street on said:

    I love this, especially that first verse. I sat countless times on that front stoop looking at the stars, and wishing or dreaming

    “where have they gone
    now when you need them the most” made me sigh

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