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poetry by j matthew waters

how shall I die tonight


how shall I die tonight
in this bountiful place
where all eyes remain
unfocused and fixed
on the light beyond
the second horizon

there is contagion
in the unspoken word
spread across lifetimes
where opposites attract
and darkness seeks
the faintest of light

how shall I die tonight
embraced in your arms
your sustaining words
like a whispering stream
meandering toward
something much quieter





february two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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12 thoughts on “how shall I die tonight

  1. This is one of my favorites of yours. It sounds like something Sylvia Plath could have written.

  2. you did it to me again!
    “where all eyes remain
    unfocused and fixed”

    “there is contagion
    in the unspoken word”

    sigh…thank you for sharing your words with me

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