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poetry by j matthew waters

skipping stones across the surface


there is more to this than scrambling
from one life to the next
deciding who wins and what memories
are worth replaying time and again

the rocks by the water are flatter
than the ones on the hill
but both have surrendered to their fate
indestructible forces that they are

when your calls for help go unanswered
you may need to look elsewhere
though perhaps it’s wiser to lay low
and let patience be your friend

one day the tulips will rise oh so belatedly
delayed by a recent avalanche
covering the ground like an afghan blanket
neither suffocating nor impenetrable



march two thousand seventeen
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8 thoughts on “skipping stones across the surface

  1. That patience can be hard to come by sometimes. But spring does come, you are right-

  2. Spring is equivalent to waiting.

  3. Spring is the reminder that life goes on with or without us…think I’ll go cry somewhere.

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