poetry by j matthew waters

silence is sufficient

there is no swiping the slate clean
or turning of a page
or undoing what’s been done

there is only a new day
and even so that is never a given

we write letters and make
phone calls
sometimes we practice what
we might say
what we might commit to memory

but somehow it never comes out right
so we continue moving forward
as if everything in the past matters not

and now I think to myself on a quiet
friday night that more often than not
silence is completely sufficient

september two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “silence is sufficient

  1. We are all alone in this busy world. Have a great day.

  2. But sometimes I can’t keep my big mouth shut! Oh well…

    Lovely write tonight, my friend.

  3. This is so wonderful. I fell in love with it, as soon as I finished reading it. Great job, talented writer!🌸

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