poetry by j matthew waters

simply by closing your eyes

listen and the words will follow
though they may not be the ones
you want to hear

if you practice patience you will
learn to rearrange them
turning lies into truths
and hatred into understanding

on the banks of fortuity
you may be able to slow things down
simply by closing your eyes
and making good use of your breath

and if you’re willing to travel
further on down the stream
letting yourself go
allowing otherworldy sounds
to become your rhythm
the gods that be may take notice
making an exception to the rule
by granting you a bird’s eye view

january two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “simply by closing your eyes

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  2. Powerful wisdom and so beautifully conveyed, John.

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