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poetry by j matthew waters

and hoping not to die


at first there were a dozen of us
(actually a baker’s dozen)
and we knew everything
there was to know
about each and every one of us

one by one each of us fell
but most of us got back up

but that was seemingly
centuries ago when we didn’t
realize not all stars shine
and the moon can be visible
on the brightest of days

(not having all the facts)
nonetheless we made a pact
heart to heart
    and eye to eye
promising nothing
      except for inevitably
going our separate ways



december two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “and hoping not to die

  1. for inevitably
    going our separate ways

    Never the intent for me but it happened anyway. Where are they, never to reconnect? I feel cheated.

  2. hoping not to die indeed … your title is so apropos in light of today’s events …

    Happy Holidays, John … here’s to hope 🙂

  3. Eternal is not so long in reality.

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