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poetry by j matthew waters

waiting to be retold

Dedicated to Melvin Lloyd Rinehart
August 9, 1953 – January 15, 2014


the stories have grown silent
tucked away in the corners
of a wild imagination
neither asleep nor awake
but simply resting on a shelf
up above outstretched arms

they will never be forgotten
and they will always be true
their beauty down-to-earth
but now ethereal
lying in a perpetual state of
anticipatory retelling


january two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “waiting to be retold

  1. A healthy literary prognosis. Nice work.

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