poetry by j matthew waters


in your free time bright ideas
arise out of thin air
and fizzle into nothingness

more often than not
trial and error leads you
tossing your thoughts to the birds
and you wonder if they will feed on them
or regurgitate them like earthworms

but if you’re industrious enough
you can incubate them
study them
nurture them
transform them with
wood and glue and nails

on lazy weekend afternoons
you sit and listen to birds happily
singing to their little ones
and you realize it’s best
to deconstruct your inner thoughts
and rebuild them into something
better than before

july two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “birdhouse

  1. absolutely! very cool – wasn’t sure where you were leading but I was happy to follow- smiles – K

  2. Bonnie on said:

    2 thumbs WAY up 😉

  3. Wow! Loved this, John, and I especially liked the second verse. 🙂

  4. This is lovely, old friend 🙂

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