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poetry by j matthew waters

missing in action


looking down from the ninth floor
there was nowhere to go but up

michael may have been missing
but I knew he was within earshot

though I was tiring of the routine
I had no intention of checking out
instead reestablished my footing
attempting to regain communication
with anyone who may or
may not have wings




april two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “missing in action

  1. I like the way you ended this

  2. City of Angels is such a good flick. That’s what this reminds me of.

  3. great! i love pithy 🙂

  4. Loving that footing/wings comparison–top to bottom, trying to connect. Awesome stuff.

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