poetry by j matthew waters

look out for that root

it’s awful lonely in this box
but the beauty of it is
you can hear everything

the first thing I’m gonna do
when I break out
is move that hazelnut bush
away from the fence

roots seem to all ball up
and intermingle endlessly
when they got no place to go
but thanks to the spade
nothing ever stays
quite the same
from this season to the next

january two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “look out for that root

  1. This makes me want to get outside and dig around in the dirt. It’s about zero give or take all weekend. But I suppose spring will come as always…

  2. I love hazelnuts … and really like this metaphor of planting roots … Happy New Year, John 😊

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