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
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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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