poetry by j matthew waters

the fatality of one

I had this idea in my head
and I had to repeat it over & over again
so I wouldn’t lose it
and then someone died
on the highway
and I was there
to stand witness
waited until the ambulance
left with the body
making me realize the original idea
had gone away with the lights

there was a time when we
were inseparable
how easy it was to get things done
inspiration set on autopilot
creations unfolding
one after the other
long before that fatal crash
before the forces
that are always at work
decided tonight would be the night
and tomorrow would be no more

december two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “the fatality of one

  1. “tonight would be the night/and tomorrow no more” Those last lines really leave an impression!

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