poetry by j matthew waters


no matter where you venture
the devil is in the details
whether along museum walls
or forest trails or narrowing alleyways
unfocus your eyes and look past the obvious
past those unmistakable realities
keeping you from looking the other way

casting your eyes downward
doesn’t guarantee gravity
will always be in your favor
but looking past the everlong horizon
might give you the freedom you desire
whether finally forgiving others
or absolving your own original sin

november two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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