poetry by j matthew waters

already gone

wooden step stool
cloaked inside walk-in closet
readily accessible
whenever needing to
put myself up on a shelf

sometimes it’s best
to stay up there for
extended periods of time
like a bird on a wire
or an angel biding time

sometimes it’s safest
to never come down
even when reality prohibits
such ambitions from ever
finding common ground

august two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “already gone

  1. I’ve come back to this a couple of times for a re-read. I find it very moving.

  2. Excellent… Such a wise last stanza!… Thanks for sharing! Best wishes. Aquileana 🙂

  3. powerful portrayal and reflection 🙂

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