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poetry by j matthew waters

the rhyme inside us


wandering through the orchard
I picked a fresh rhyme
held her loosely in my hand

arriving back to the house
I opened my palm
found the rhyme cold and lifeless

rocking her inside my arms
I quietly breathed
healing words into her core

slowly her color returned
her skin unwrinkling
newfound rhythm filled the air

quickly I composed a poem
with water and vase
the rhyme inside blossoming


march two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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3 thoughts on “the rhyme inside us

  1. I Am Jasmine Kyle on said:

    This has to be one of my FAVORITE poems of yours! BRAVO! Absolutely beautiful!

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