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poetry by j matthew waters

paying attention to the cosmos


it knows everything about you
and over the course of a lifetime
gradually lets you in on your
own little secrets

birth charts and palm lines
reciting and memorizing
practicing as if for the first time
words and phrases capturing
past and future events

resurrecting houseplants
from the brink of death
dealing cards by candlelight
gradually realizing
accumulating knowledge
can be a dangerous thing

there comes a point in time
everything circling around you
explodes into complete focus
leaving you empowered
at least momentarily
transported at your command
at one with the cosmos




october two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “paying attention to the cosmos

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day.

  2. Yup, this is great!

  3. everything circling around you
    explodes into complete focus
    leaving you empowered
    at least momentarily!

    Great!

  4. there’s a power, a force to this tone and cadence that really supports the theme!

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