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poetry by j matthew waters

second story mariner


there is a boat docked outside
my window on a cool
autumn night
brightly blue and appearing
out of nowhere

I see it there
rocking in place peacefully
brilliant moon high above
slightly waning
drifting in and out of
thin porous clouds
like a fair-weather friend

who could have ordered
such a vessel my way
and why do I stand at the
window motionless
hands on hips and
eyes mesmerized
seriously considering
my next move





february two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “second story mariner

  1. Love this. Filled with imagery and you do a nice job hijacking the five senses. Nice work!

  2. This is wonderful… I love the imagery and can really identify with the ending. Your poetry gives my heart a real lift..:)

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