poetry by j matthew waters

cardboard boxes and packing tape

this space is too much
it’s outgrown me
and unless I start leasing some of it out
to collegians or critters or such
I’m afraid it may do me in

sometimes the spaciousness
overwhelms me
and I find myself needing to get away
so I slip on my walking boots
hightail it to the nearest nature trail

while I’m away I sort things through
reconciling every single detail
needing to be minimized
my mind slowly becoming sharper
the longer I stay away

april two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “cardboard boxes and packing tape

  1. Shawna on said:

    “to collegians or critters or such” … Ha. Love that. 🙂

    Love the whole poem, actually. So wise.

  2. kyleoyier on said:

    Great post

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