poetry by j matthew waters

fighting solitary confinement

there’s no reason to cry
but go ahead if you want to

there’s nobody around
not in the parlor
or the kitchen
not even in the sunroom

if you look outside you’ll
notice it’s bright
and quiet
and windless

it’s early spring
but it feels like late autumn
and this feeling
hits you in the gut

something tells you
something’s not quite right
a subtle reminder
there’s work yet to be done

april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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10 thoughts on “fighting solitary confinement

  1. Not being in sync with oneself or nature can be a bumpy journey. You expressed it beautifully. My take. 🙂

  2. Love this one too!! My feelings exactly today!

  3. I’ve missed a lot in my hiatus, but mostly I’ve missed J Matthew’s writing.

  4. Shawna on said:

    Love the last stanza.

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