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poetry by j matthew waters

the tempest and the shrew


we keep having this conversation
over and over again
and each time I find myself
considering apologizing for things
I may have thought but ever said

she’s a storm
a whirlwind
a truth-seeker without a guide
and whenever the mood strikes her
she dashes back into my life
hotly intense and incredibly refreshing

it’s as if she’s put my passion in a pot
stirring it incessantly
making me say things I would never dare repeat
inside a confessional

eventually things gradually settle into place
and I am temporarily at ease
but by the time morning sets in
the storm has either passed
or is raging again ever so violently




may two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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9 thoughts on “the tempest and the shrew

  1. This is beautiful.

  2. Intriguing, fascinating and a little woven piece of magic that I love.

  3. apologizing for things
    I may have thought but ever said

    Acute guilt syndrome

  4. Sometimes we do not need to say it… better apologize anyway

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