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poetry by j matthew waters

stars of bethlehem


all the universe is about to change
turning nothing into something
you’ve never seen before

make a wish upon a star
this one and the next
rising over your shoulder
giving you a kiss

it’s like a candle
dancing in the wind
flickering high and
simmering low
bending below the horizon
only to reverse direction
soaring timelessly
beyond its own apex





december two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “stars of bethlehem

  1. This is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it happen.

  2. Beautiful! Beautiful! Happy Christmas!

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