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poetry by j matthew waters

a voice that carries


it’s there
unmistakably there
like a little bird
waiting in the wings
shuddering occasionally
and whispering nonstop

even when it’s not there
it is there
but as you try to explain
to the woman in the mirror
words can’t express
what the whispers possess

windows open
as do doors
they open and shut like the
changing of the seasons

and just when you think
you’ve lost something inside
it returns in full flight
like a long-awaited echo



february two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “a voice that carries

  1. lemon j. on said:

    Gorgeous. And it makes me think of Carrie … by Stephen King.

  2. A love that never ceases to come back, maybe?…. This is an excellent poem. I love the third stanza in particular—- sending love & best wishes! 😀

  3. The persistence… it could be so many things… but maybe life is like a broken record.

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