poetry by j matthew waters

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she comes from within

chain smoking and
having pie for lunch
my lovely tour guide
never stops talking

there are others
vying for her attention
her knowledge of the land
and the lore it contains

the fruit of the vine
grows year ‘round here
the mountainous region
much older than the hills

the bakery at the next stop
sells cherry pie slices
for 500 drachmas
I place my order for two

motivation can be instilled
she would often say
but true inspiration
she must come from within

december two thousand sixteen
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waiting on the other side

my angel waits patiently
neither complaining of doing nothing
nor withering away over time

she’s played this game before
and pretends that I don’t see her
standing silent like a lampstand

wherever did she take them
those como se dice ‘yesterdays’
when all we did was our own thing
disappearing for years on end
barely carrying a pulse and not caring
what tomorrow would bring

how could I never fully comprehend
my angel is my lady luck
smiling at me from afar
and whispering sweet promises
only I would understand

teetering on the outer edge
how I wish she was with me now
contemplating nothing

march two thousand fifteen
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a child is reborn

she survived the dark forest
with unimaginable courage
her recovery spectacular

though the past is incomplete
its mysteries will slowly dissolve
replaced by translucency

according to testimony of others
she is here for good reasons and
destined to do something special

september two thousand fourteen
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