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poetry by j matthew waters

accepting the air we breathe


the remedy is closer
than you think
though it seems to pass you by
undetected like an unseen
seductive glance

your god is a jealous one
though you’ve learned to accept that
needlessly questioning
her inconsistent suggestions

it would do you well to consider
the road less traveled
next time you set off on foot
clearing the mind
and patiently engaged
for the answer lies
somewhere in the wind



january two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “accepting the air we breathe

  1. Cello Jolie on said:

    Inside the word “accepting,” I see “ax-EPTing.” EPT is a pregnancy test. So if you ax a positive pregnancy test, or a pregnancy, then you abort it. That’s how I’m reading this poem … as if you’re talking to a woman who’s done this. Or maybe the speaker is the mom, talking to herself, in regret.

    Obviously that’s not at all your intent, but that’s the story I found.

  2. What was your inspiration for this one m? : )

  3. Your poems are absolutely wonderful!! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award (details on my site)! Each poem that you write is so inspirational, and I love the layout of your site! Thanks 🙂

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