poetry by j matthew waters

postcards & signposts

I’m thinking the older one gets
the scarier the world becomes
demons and/or the devil himself
milling about the place
when left to my own devices

sending out letters but receiving none
I was beginning to think
the fox is better company than people
that the goldfinch in the bird bath
is a perfect little singer

felines pace along the perimeter
keeping in touch by way of listening
some invisible & others not
nearly all of them transitioning
back from the underworld

october two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “postcards & signposts

  1. Animals and nature make life worth living. Lovely piece.

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