poetry by j matthew waters

hesitation & pause

plucking one petal at a time
whispering she loves me
she loves me not

some are red and some are yellow
but none are black & white

outside I hear hesitation & pause
as if the birds are aware of every
single misstep man has ever taken

on the television screen
five o’clock images
are more disturbing than usual
the sound muted
love songs playing inside my head

may two thousand twenty
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6 thoughts on “hesitation & pause

  1. The simplicity of line, of image, of stanza. Beautiful.

  2. This is a really special piece. The everyday things swirling around as the mind sages on the more important things. I read it three times.

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