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poetry by j matthew waters

the law of my beating heart


my heart was water
like a single solitary pond
alone in a field
surrounded by wildflowers
a man-made pump
somewhat in the middle
keeping the circulation going

there once was a trail
starting from the roadside
a circular route
to the center of my heart
beaten down by foot
eventually replaced by
mechanisms purely natural





november two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “the law of my beating heart

  1. Has a certain resonance with me tonight, John 🙂

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