poetry by j matthew waters

restoration project

they fell from the sky
these transparent wings of mine
tattered and torn
and superfluously useful

night and day I stitched away
new leather onto old
rubbing and shining and redefining
a finer shade of gold

I hung them all alone inside
an unlit closet
wherein they stretched and glowed
and quietly repaired
imperfections I could not mend

january two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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12 thoughts on “restoration project

  1. night and day , I stitched away…. so touching inner feels…

  2. thesewordsiwrite2012 on said:

    Once again, superb storytelling.

  3. love this, John – from the title on- really good writing! K

  4. A lovely metaphor for transformation & change! 🙂

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