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poetry by j matthew waters

turning clouds into monsters


november monsters hide behind october bushes
their passive aggressive breathing giving rise
to a once low lying morning fog

there is passion beyond the hills
if you can ever get past progressive barriers
whether physically constructed or simply imagined

shallow heartbeats gradually acquire momentum
approaching like a lackadaisical thunderstorm
clapping along a spacious prairie

of course you’ve been here before
countless times either in this world or the next
perhaps ages ago when monsters could be trusted



october two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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10 thoughts on “turning clouds into monsters

  1. Comforting, declarative, and transformative. I like this a lot.

  2. Wonderful imagery and metaphors used, John! Someday, I’d like to try the audio option, but need to figure out how to do it first. 🙂 Loved this poem!

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