poetry by j matthew waters

the old man and the tree

that tree is still there
the one in the background
one hundred years old or more
the one you climbed to the top
again and again and again
presenting a world in its most
simplistic state
colorful and melodious and calming
shielded from life’s uncertainties
if only for a brief moment in time
when the days were long
and the nights unfolded
limitless possibilities

june two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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7 thoughts on “the old man and the tree

  1. I wish I could climb that tree again. Apart from the view, the mulberries were delicious.

  2. Ah….the tree….

  3. the birds in the background–nice touch! (I can’t hear your newer pieces–doesn’t work w/my computer 😦

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