poetry by j matthew waters

there I told you so

I always thought there wasn’t
much diversity in wildflowers
whether growing out of the ground
or painted on walls

the longer I hang out here the more
I’m convinced it has nothing
to do with the questions

you cannot see the spectrum of colors
inside your own eyes
yet you can experience
everything behind the clouds

and when there are no clouds
(in the sky)
you can simply lean back
and quietly say there
I told you so

april two thousand seventeen
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8 thoughts on “there I told you so

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  2. Love this. Got carried away trying to share. Love it

  3. this makes me smile.

  4. denise0904 on said:

    to quote one of your tweets….
    “time says nothing back but I told you so” – Jakob Dylan
    did this inspire you?

    • that’s hard to say since I had just listened to that specific song two days after writing this poem (which is a bit eerie in and of itself). I don’t think that song inspired this poem, but perhaps subconsciously….

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