poetry by j matthew waters

a picture paints a thousand words

a thousand words I wrote
yet your image remained elusive

I refused to believe
that you were gone forever
so I wrote another thousand words

unable to conjure
the essence that is you
I put down the pen
and picked up the brush

having cleared the canvas
I painted feverishly
rain like tears streaming
streaking across window pane
forever shrouding
your youthful innocence

september two thousand nineteen
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