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poetry by j matthew waters

breathing in new life


I suppose we won’t know for sure
until we’re walking dead ourselves
and even then we’ll have doubts
until everything comes into focus

there’s a reason for everything
or so they say
but try telling that to a grieving mother
whose teenage son is forever lost
now wandering amongst the dead

it’s unknown how many
continually influence our daily lives
coming and going as they please
strolling sublimely by our side

one fact remains
we don’t know what we don’t know
such as if our effortless breathing
may be more than superficial




march two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “breathing in new life

  1. I love this I actually hate the everything is for a reason platitude and who really knows the reason?

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