poetry by j matthew waters

beyond the veil of illusion

just sitting here drinking a beer
pocket knife and block of wood in hand
carving new notches in a made-up world
my worrisome thoughts going deep
unable to return to safety of shallow waters

from inside the house I barely hear
radio broadcasting inconsistent streams
coexisting with my troubled mind
carving deeper against the grain
steadily drifting along muted current

august two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “beyond the veil of illusion

  1. I too picked up my knife and a block of wood last week. It’s been 10 years and I have 6 more pieces to carve to complete the chess set.

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