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poetry by j matthew waters

waving november goodbye


there it is
southern sun on a cool autumn day
reminding you of birthdays long past
spent in the silence of your own shadow
pretending it would be impossible to be found
if not for your breath escaping into the sky

but escape you do
slipping past the guard and beyond the yard
running and jumping in a dying open field
chasing ghosts of moths and butterflies
sun as bright as the smile on your face
arms waving ecstatically overhead




november two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “waving november goodbye

  1. I absolutely love this one.

  2. sad…November is almost gone. nice poem

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