poetry by j matthew waters

fifteenth of january

the world aches
is in so much pain
perhaps from all the dancing
party-going and binges
designed to make all things
temporarily forgotten

tiny islands go up in smoke
making trees weep
and birds migrate aimlessly

there are arrows flying in the sky
unfortunately not the kind
penetrating a young man’s heart
forever changed to love

it seems to be neither tears
nor laughter that remains
but unforgettable impressions
discovered at most unexpected times

january two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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7 thoughts on “fifteenth of january

  1. This is amazing, my friend. Apologies for my absence. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

  2. denise0904 on said:

    Sometimes, the fact that life goes on is hard to swallow…

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