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poetry by j matthew waters

clearing the way


new moon held in cupped hands
like a wounded fledgling
feeling powerless
yet slowly warming
to this idea of finally flying free

trusting the process is not easy
for anything grounded
nevertheless you uncup
your trembling hands
observing the sky in a new light




november two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “clearing the way

  1. Wounded feeling… deep.. how beautifully you craft your words

  2. Beautiful, John! I love the imagery and hope at the end. Your last verse could apply to anything really. Great poem!

  3. It takes courage to trust… love the image of the moon cupped in the hands.

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