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poetry by j matthew waters

that which awakens


you arise out of nothing but from a dream
the kind that wakes you up
a dream that starts out
innocently enough
moves along pleasantly from one idea to the next
but then a sudden turn of events
two children
two brothers
attending a professional baseball game
given enough leash by their parents
both reaching for a foul ball
arms stretching out over the concrete wall
leading down into the concourse
the two of them catching the ball together
grasping for dear life
fans cheering them on
but they’re leaning too far
momentum preventing them from stopping
from leaning too far
leaning too far and falling
holding desperately onto the ball




march two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “that which awakens

  1. Shawna on said:

    This is so gripping! I love the way the energy builds.

    You are so good!

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