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poetry by j matthew waters

waiting on an omen


someone tried telling me
there are no good or bad omens
that there are only omens

in retrospect people
are inclined to say
they should have seen it coming
as if they’re a modern day prophet
or simply clairvoyant

on the patio at the corner bistro
three angels vape & discuss
the complexities of current times

most pedestrians walk by
not noticing
or disregarding their wings
            but I don’t
I stop & take a seat at the bar
waiting to be waited on





october two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “waiting on an omen

  1. Have you read The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo? Omens….

  2. I like this very much, John – always love when angels show up!

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