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poetry by j matthew waters

tightening the grasp of my amulet


I’m afraid of losing it all
one day waking up discovering
I don’t have what it takes
to reach the next destination

Sometimes wish I could just
curl into a ball and
forget about paying attention

Sometimes wish I could just
venture out alone and
walk away into the winter sunset

I’ve been down this road before
but always found the
long way out
my misguided angels
eventually finding me
a new shiny amulet

Walking closer to the sun
I lighten my load and
tighten the grasp
discarding all regrets


october two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “tightening the grasp of my amulet

  1. beautiful. One never wanders alone there are always angels guiding them. this poem really touched my heart. thanks for posting.

  2. John – you don’t know how much I needed this poem right now- thank you – K

  3. Re-reading this again, John, and wanted you to know – this poem of yours has become one of my amulets – a touchstone – a friendly voice when I need it – thank you again for writing it – K

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