poetry by j matthew waters

a body of work

she speaks to me
in a language
only I understand

it’s been like this
since before I was born

she ignores me
when I’m angry
and comforts me
when I’m somber
abandons me
when I’m selfish
and believes in me
when I’m sincere

even though I’ve
treated her unfairly
on many occasion
she’s always given me
the benefit of the doubt
having loved me the length
of so many lifetimes

may two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “a body of work

  1. That’s so beautiful and selfless…

  2. Shawna on said:

    Swoon. I love this so much. The second stanza is especially wise.

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