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poetry by j matthew waters

oh baby please don’t go


best friend boarding plane
guardian angel by her side
clenching one-way ticket to
isolation island

reminiscing in her bedroom
I strum her classical guitar
singing one sad song
after another
her voice whispering in my ear
melancholic yet joyous

flipping through pages of
paintings and photographs
I feel her hand in every
familiar image
stamped and delivered
deep inside regressive minds





february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “oh baby please don’t go

  1. I love this.

  2. Terrific poem-it sounds great read aloud! -Alan

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