poetry by j matthew waters

new year’s resolution

to counter sadness with happiness
remove mascara stain from davenport
replace shower curtain

weed the garden but cultivate select few
for they too live to bloom

repair broken bird houses
seek to find words for things left unsaid
have the chimney stack swept

walk an extra mile or two
fill the flat tires with air
locate a few long lost friends

and last but not least
find a way to forgive yourself

march two thousand eighteen
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11 thoughts on “new year’s resolution

  1. What a wonderful list

  2. This is very Kerouac. I love it.

  3. Love this, though I imagine doing the last would just about take up all my time.

  4. Love that sort of list format you’ve done. Really interesting interpretation of how a resolution traditionally looks. Great work, John!

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