poetry by j matthew waters

remaining silent

I’ve been receiving
that you’re terrified
& you don’t know why

I’ve got this idea
about said messages
& why they come to me

of course
since you’ve been gone
I imagined
you were anything
but terrified
having escaped
one internal war
after another

this idea has to do
with the receiver
that maybe something
is wrong with it
& instead of terrified
you’re actually ecstatic
a newfound constancy
[going on ad nauseum]
ever since electing
to remain silent

october two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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One thought on “remaining silent

  1. medisonhutchinson on said:

    Who is terrified it’s the receiver? Maybe more will be revealed 🎼✨️

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