poetry by j matthew waters

rethinking a black & white world

I’ve paper but haven’t
any pen or pencil
anything reasonably
reliable to transfer
my scattered ideas
into chicken scratch

I’ve been feeding
my inconsistent thoughts
with edible charcoals and inks
yet nothing seems
to be sticking against
this stark white wall

restless and rummaging
for snacks inside the pantry
I accidentally uncover
finger paints of all colors
cleverly concealed
inside plastic eggshells

march two thousand nineteen
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2 thoughts on “rethinking a black & white world

  1. megwaf on said:

    Superb writing. I love this!

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