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poetry by j matthew waters

an existence poem


consider the rose bush

it may certainly grow wild
and flourish without human eyes
ever able to enjoy

of course it may also be tamed
tendered by clipping and
feeding and taking pictures
preparing for the cold by cutting
back in late autumn
waiting for its resurrection come spring

motion pictures move both ways
but mostly forward
and mostly quickly
until caretaker is either naturally
gone or simply taken out

suddenly the manicured rose bush
is left to fight the winter alone
while the (aforementioned) wild one
probably continues to flourish



august two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “an existence poem

  1. excellent with a capital E! ❤

  2. it may certainly grow wild
    and flourish without human eyes
    ever able to enjoy

    Especially loved these lines of your beautiful poem.

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