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poetry by j matthew waters

time and again


I keep those long-lived regrets
wrapped tight and away from the light
placed in the deep freeze
the furthermost corner of my mind

those days sitting on the cold tiled floor
gluing back together eggshells are no more
replaced by looking around and
seeking light emanating from
every single living thing

relaxed by warm shadows lengthening
from the fading summer’s sun
I imagine things have a way of working out
if we only allow impending events
to unfold as nature intended

from the seed to the stem to the beauty
blossoming from the light of day
we capture alive the fleeting moments
forever freezing them time and time again


march two thousand fourteen
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6 thoughts on “time and again

  1. The gentle power of surrendering to Life’s flow. Do you know that the only regret I have these days is not to have known then what I know now, which in itself makes the regrets null and void, as I believe that life unfolds perfectly. 🙂

  2. ‘those days sitting on the cold tiled floor
    gluing back together eggshells..’
    heartbreaking words but then with the next lines,
    the light breaks this poem open to the heart
    lovely work, John – K

  3. Yes, when we let go of regrets, we allow for new beginnings in our life. Lovely imagery of the broken egg shells on the cold tiled floor and the light renewing it all. Healing. Beautifully written 🙂

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