poetry by j matthew waters

alive and well at twenty-one

she came to visit for a few hours
on a sunday afternoon

it was a blustery but sunny day
wind chimes sounding off loud and clear
inside toasty sunroom

she got up from the sofa
holding teacup below her chin
gazing out south facing windows

“it’s a shame your garden’s dying
it was so beautiful last time I was here”

(to her everything is dying so I just let it go)

I didn’t have the heart to tell her
the garden turned twenty-one this year
and is very much alive and well

october two thousand seventeen
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6 thoughts on “alive and well at twenty-one

  1. a matter of life experience and perspective

  2. I love the imagery, John, and yes, it’s all about perspective…Lovely poem!

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