poetry by j matthew waters

someone get me a priest

he promised me I’ll never
die and I believed him

he said the flames of a candle
flickers not from man’s breath
but by the holy spirit itself

it’s like the wind
     it comes and it goes
sometimes unnoticed
one day it’s a breeze
     next a hurricane with a
murderous eye

not even the typhoon
can extinguish the flame
he tried telling those who might listen
those who may believe
angels are at work twenty-four seven
rescuing even the most wretched

december two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “someone get me a priest

  1. I think this is what we all want to believe… an easy thing to sell

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