poetry by j matthew waters

counting blue birds

certain things bring tears to my eyes
but I’m not about to let anyone
in on my little secrets

she asked me ‘penny for my thoughts’
and I replied how I really miss
counting blue birds from the deck

autumn was short and the winter cruel
and I was forced to retreat
back to the days of my youth

how I wanted her to accompany me
but I needed her to stay behind
in case they return while I’m away

january two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “counting blue birds

  1. I saw a little red cardinal this morning and thought of you and this poem

  2. bluebirds of unhappiness, so sad.

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