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poetry by j matthew waters

creation by association


candles burn where I am not
reminding me what may have been

in my little world it is quite dark
at times taking on many shapes
other times simply murmuring

I reach out and bring in pieces
from out of nowhere
meld them together in my palms
first into a ball and
then into whatever fascinations
may gradually evolve

inside each molded piece
an ember burns
invisible to the naked eye

I’ve no idea how many weeks
may pass before revealing themselves
perhaps like a seedling
breaking the surface
or a renegade meteor
breaching an otherwise impregnable sky



december two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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10 thoughts on “creation by association

  1. I love the ending, especially:
    “perhaps like a seedling
    breaking the surface
    or a renegade meteor
    breaching an otherwise impregnable sky”

  2. The mystery in creation… wonderful

  3. your play with words is fantastic!

  4. damn that’s good!

  5. thank you very much and especially for sharing it on twitter!

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