poetry by j matthew waters

red light

camera at top of the world
forces my foot down
left facing the red light
idling first in line
outside the city’s edge

I wait with my own thoughts
neither angry nor sad
indifferent to my circumstance
my petty arguments
list of things unsaid

vague images fly by like
recollections on wheels
transporting me near and far
as if past and present
resided inside the red light

one blink of the eye
I’m rushing forward
to the next intangible destination
chased from behind by
lights of another color

march two thousand fourteen
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5 thoughts on “red light

  1. You capture this moment perfectly! Move, stop, move. Be present, or not. No resistance. ♥

  2. Well written. Fast paced capturing of the moment.

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