poetry by j matthew waters

bird nest

what I saw in the bird’s nest
I could not describe
but the memory of it would
remain with me all my days

there is much to learn
balancing desire and need
focusing on big picture
while paying attention
to details that matter

the inevitable doesn’t arrive
at a premium or discount
it just lingers there
like a delicate fog cowering

and so the nest lives on
(just as you do)
photographed and
painted and
talked about in other languages
described in ways that could not
possibly be you

and so you retreat
realizing there is more to learn

august two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “bird nest

  1. Fantastic and thoughtful. A delight to read!

  2. This is terrific-I read it several times and got more with each pass!

  3. denise0904 on said:

    sad solemn, left me teary

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