poetry by j matthew waters

crossing the river jordan

sailboats are positioned
at the edge of my mind
I am poised to set them free
now that the waters have receded

off-white and triangular
they replicate themselves ad infinitum
keeping time and racing upon
a river that has no end

possessing the power to escape
they enter interstellar space
where celestial bodies
effortlessly sail on their own terms

june two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “crossing the river jordan

  1. A beautiful and fascinating poem!

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