poetry by j matthew waters

A feeling of not being there

I didn’t tell you I was scared of heights
because I assumed you knew me
better than I knew myself

How wrong things turned out to be
soon after your star seemed to take off
now falling fast and further
than anyone could have ever fathomed

Clouds at ten thousand feet are much whiter
than they appear from the ground
and I believe you when you tell me
heaven is not any closer

october two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “A feeling of not being there

  1. for oh so many reasons – I love this poem

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