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poetry by j matthew waters

counting down the days


oh glorious night settle into darkness
and let me tell thee whom I give my life

I belong neither to sky above nor sea below
and from all accounts was burst forth from
scorpius some thirty-three light years ago

though my days on earth have been counted
on one thousand and one hands
it is a far cry to say this was ever my home
for the glory of goodness lives not here
but rather in a place and time that knows no end



november two thousand sixteen
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8 thoughts on “counting down the days

  1. This is beautiful and sweet. I LOVE this part: “my days on earth have been counted
    on one thousand and one hands”

  2. ” it is a far cry to say this was ever my home
    for the glory of goodness lives not here
    but rather in a place and time that knows no end”
    I love this portion. An awareness of the home far from here, where time steaks forever.

  3. I love the imagery with Scorpius!

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