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poetry by j matthew waters

breathing lessons


testing one two three
she repeats sliding closer
to the microphone
fists slightly clenched & by her side

she’s been learning to breathe
while singing for some years now
self-taught she tells people
like a master artist without a mentor
or any formal training

there is no one around
which can only mean one thing
and so she resumes painting a brighter future
one in which the world knows her name




july two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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3 thoughts on “breathing lessons

  1. A very beautiful poem

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