poetry by j matthew waters

one beautiful life at a time

you reflect & wonder
how it was
you escaped death
(after all these years)
recounting on 1.4 hands
those near-
death experiences

each one a story
unto themselves
you tell your invisible friends
but since this is a poem
the details will be vague
& the metaphors

where there is smoke
there is humanity
attempting to put out fires
romantic truth-seekers
watching the world
casually destroying itself
one beautiful life at a time

june two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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