poetry by j matthew waters

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paying attention to the cosmos

it knows everything about you
and over the course of a lifetime
gradually lets you in on your
own little secrets

birth charts and palm lines
reciting and memorizing
practicing as if for the first time
words and phrases capturing
past and future events

resurrecting houseplants
from the brink of death
dealing cards by candlelight
gradually realizing
accumulating knowledge
can be a dangerous thing

there comes a point in time
everything circling around you
explodes into complete focus
leaving you empowered
at least momentarily
transported at your command
at one with the cosmos

october two thousand nineteen
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where oh where can she be

she’s in a better place now
he mumbled to himself
retying his wingtips on the bathroom stool
dabbing his finger with his tongue
and erasing old smudge marks

she never felt comfortable
walking in her own shoes
choosing instead to be someone else
like a promising young star
searching for that perfect role

he walked back into the parlor
and mingled among the living
wondering where in the macrocosm
her consciousness had landed
now that her body lay in state

june two thousand fourteen
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all rights reserved

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