poetry by j matthew waters

left behind in rearview mirror

shortness of breath
I decide to hold it
pretending to be a child
cheeks expanding and reddening
eyes bulging like goldfish
it’s all you can do not to laugh

nonetheless there is much laughter
crescendoing and sad
easier than simply crying
surrendering to the crash
like a desperate goldfish
dying to breathe

november two thousand seventeen
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4 thoughts on “left behind in rearview mirror

  1. Love love love!!!

  2. Moz Loordes on said:

    Wow, that was a poignant moment in time, my friend. It reminds me of the frailty of older age and not taking anything for granted 🙂

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