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poetry by j matthew waters

dawn’s early light


he was afraid to fall asleep
for fear he’d never wake up
but when morning arrived
and he arose
feeling refreshed
he swore he was in his element

if only he knew what that meant
to be in his element
unable to fully grasp
the importance of those
euphoric moments
should they last a minute or more

and as the day wore on
so the dread of night did creep
a faint reminder of past lives
never truly lived
having transgressed
long before dawn’s early light




october two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “dawn’s early light

  1. This is so amazing!

  2. I enjoyed listening to this poem. Your voice narration breathes life into the words. Nicely done!

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