poetry by j matthew waters

candles burning

I’ve been locked away for days
recovering from nerve blocks
and a brief episode of the blues

seems I’ve been giving of myself
blindingly and with regularity
not taking into consideration
what’s right with the world

repeated jabs to the gut have a
way of wearing down shadowboxers
not conditioned to go twelve rounds

midnight has long come and gone
and now I find myself (once again)
right back where I started
relighting the dark side of the moon

july two thousand eighteen
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2 thoughts on “candles burning

  1. “Relighting the dark side of the moon” Nice!

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