poetry by j matthew waters

peace and serenity reprised

how is it you can turn nothing into
something in a matter of seconds

you reach up and snatch some fresh air
(without ever going outside)
and when you open your clenched fist
the place smells like lavender and lemon

it was you who opened your heart
to peace and serenity
recently pardoned by the sitting president
released into your custody after serving
thousands of years of a life sentence

there’s so much more I need to learn
you remember eagerly telling them
now let’s roll up our sleeves and figure out
exactly who needs us most

december two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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10 thoughts on “peace and serenity reprised

  1. gypsy snow on said:

    It’s pure magic, what you do.

  2. touching AND beautiful!

  3. tunisiajolyn84 on said:

    So sweet. Love it!

  4. I’m afraid there is no pardon… but I still hope

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