poetry by j matthew waters

the queen’s rapture

your empire means nothing to me
but your queen is my everything

kidnapped and held for ransom
you scrambled to amass
your very best men
sent them on a quest to save her

I directed them down multiple ways
each avenue looping into other
promising outlets where horses
drink from rivers flowing underground

and so you regrouped yet again
the man we call king
hiring more men to satisfy
your obsession with recapture
an obsession
certain to awaken royal madness
stirring within a mighty empire

january two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “the queen’s rapture

  1. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!

  2. I like this, and I also see you writing with a different voice now, even more poetic. 🙂


  3. Shawna on said:

    Wow. This really gets to me. I hope she’s safe.

    That’s a real gift you have, making me worry so about the well-being of a chess piece.

    This is really fabulous work. You are a brilliant poet. I hope you know that.

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