poetry by j matthew waters

the making of a rocket man

he did his hardest to pretend
he was somebody he was not
succeeding at times but mostly
faltering at no fault of his own

but as they say
there is always the next day

traveling at the speed of light
seemed to be no big deal
especially lately when time
(is of the essence)
has started it’s
inevitable disappearing act

moving forward meant
going back to school
where today’s blackboards become
filled with formulas appearing
out of thin air
where virtual cadets
(from places near and far)
inquisitively take notes of a most
intriguing destination

october two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “the making of a rocket man

  1. jellybean disco on said:

    You have a wayward apostrophe.

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