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poetry by j matthew waters

mapping a new course


it’s early but I’ve got all night
pretending there are words
to stitch tight and scars to retrace
for no other reason than to pass time

time is a killer and has always been
especially to those preoccupied
studying mirrors expecting to find
openings through impassable roads

so many roads we’ve traveled alone
but I swear this one will be different
far-reaching and beautifully winding
leading us forward without precaution




july two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “mapping a new course

  1. Love this, John – you got me with the first line and then that final stanza – really really like this.

  2. This one will be different, familiar words I tell myself.

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