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poetry by j matthew waters

surviving the winter (in four parts)


I am hopeful you will remain
like the timeworn stone wall
blending amongst rustic
late blooming flowers
returning year after year

white shadows lean upon
weathered wooden bench
etched with lines that
crisscross and divide
crevices like rivers carving out
deep deep memories

I am hopeful you will remain
and have not taken an early leave
before the solstice

though my eyes are weary
I am unafraid to cast my
sights westward
where the two of us sit in silence
until the late february thaw



september two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “surviving the winter (in four parts)

  1. I am hopeful you will remain
    like the timeworn stone wall
    blending amongst rustic

    I was browsing for the first time in a decade is how it seems. Didn’t even realize it was your piece until I decided to click on visit sight, very nicely written Mr. Matthew. You always catch me with your entro, I will move past an excellent poem if the entro doesn’t stop me in my tracks.

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