poetry by j matthew waters

just before the calm

there is symmetry in your words
aloft and capacious
passing through like clouds

I used to love the way you talked
but that was long ago
and though I’ve tried I can’t consciously
recall the rhythm or the flow

those wind chimes you hung
still haunt me so
how they suddenly appear out of thin air
colorless and perfectly soundless

june two thousand seventeen
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11 thoughts on “just before the calm

  1. Quite lovely to read. So flowing and mellifluous.

  2. Beautiful 🌹

  3. am a wind chime lover, the way you described them in your poem…perfecto!

  4. denise0904 on said:

    would have loved to hear you read this….has a lovely resonance in my mind.

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