poetry by j matthew waters

drifting like a ghost

there is sadness in the air you can feel it

the wind is still
and the sun comes & goes
as if it’s a domestic cat
not really knowing
what she wants

I open the door
but the cat will not enter
she just sits there
looking sad

the wind is still
and moon is nowhere
to be found
perhaps sadder than
the rest of us
solitarily crying

I close the door
and the cat begins to wail
I walk away & pretend
that I am deaf

the wind is still
and the clouds are full of rain
but the rain
does not fall
held back by something
outside of my knowing

I open the window
the winds begin to blow
exposing both sun & moon
the cat drifting like a ghost

july two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “drifting like a ghost

  1. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your poems today…. BUT i just had to say this one in particular is fabulous.


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