poetry by j matthew waters

under the sun

and when it rains we pray for brighter thoughts
and think of things that bind us to the earth
reminding us how we were born
from out of the darkness
like a flower or the butterfly

and when it rains we have time to contemplate
how the sun never hides
but rather is separated from us
from things out of our control
and it is then we learn to read each other’s minds
like the worker bee does her queen

and when the rain has passed our way
we shift our thoughts to wonderment and joy
like children skipping across wet grass
slipping and sliding and laughing under the sun

may two thousand fifteen
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6 thoughts on “under the sun

  1. Oh I really like this John, and it was a treat listening to the audio while it rains here. The second verse is especially powerful

  2. Absolutely marvellous!

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