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poetry by j matthew waters

an act of exposition


it was a matter of time that your life
became mainly a flashback
like a character in a dickens novel
stretched thin on a cold march day

it was a matter of time recollecting
faded images of a former self
one plodding alongside trout stream
aided by spear tipped hiking stick

it was a matter time accepting
the thought of looking back
plunging the blade through the ice
shattering what was once indestructible
and exposing a brand new world




february two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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3 thoughts on “an act of exposition

  1. I love this, the Dickens mention fits very well and I like especially the last line.

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