poetry by j matthew waters

remaking herself

she so loved porcelain
telling me how she wished
she could be reborn this way

I said all I know is papier-mâché
but would do my best to
make it seem as she wished

it’s difficult to make amends
and rebuild a life that was
meant to live just once

but here I am reconstructing
making papier-mâché
out of porcelain
so that she may live again

I whisper into her inner ear
challenging her to make herself
defying those prevailing winds
attempting to tear her apart

june two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “remaking herself

  1. Shawna on said:

    This is so beautiful. It fits perfectly with what I’m reading — Memoirs of a Geisha.

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