poetry by j matthew waters

before daybreak

I hadn’t realized
it was a moonless night
until hours later sitting
by the bedside
rewrapping my arm

local media announce
half the city is gone
but according to
my own personal math
they’re not even close

in the other room
a candle starts to flicker
and like a man in a trance
I start counting the hours
before daybreak

september two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “before daybreak

  1. This was deep and thought-provoking

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