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poetry by j matthew waters

the day of the descendant


I’ve studied and analyzed
so many
who have come before me
reconstructing their lives through
research and poetry

As I lay here daydreaming
(perhaps dying)
motionless (projecting translucence)
I bid adieu to friends and foes
by clicking my heels
and tipping my old gray hat
spiritedly introducing to the world
those we’ve yet to know


february two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “the day of the descendant

  1. Oh I hope you will not bid adieu…

  2. That’s an interesting way to learn about people – through their poetry. 🙂

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