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poetry by j matthew waters

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passing through seven point five billion lights


I’m having a hard time putting into words
what I’m trying to say

we are all creatures of habit and suddenly
we are not

listening to all the lonely people
on radio america
I hear how their lives have passed them by
and suddenly I’m questioning
why or how on earth
they could be so lonely in the first place

I swear
there will come a day
when the people on this planet
will not be as lonely as they are today
and suddenly they will be able to see
far beyond the sun




april two thousand twenty
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ultra echo


self-inflicted physical pain
is nothing compared to
once abandoned realities
appearing out of the thinnest of air
unfurling into razor-sharp focus
and leaving you crippled
and crying
and praying for the comfort
of that long lost world
inside a world
inside a world
inside a world



july two thousand thirteen
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return flight


she found me weeping
on the river rock
my breathing shallow
my vision focusing
on distant memories
of an endless sky

i had no recollection
of the terrible beating
my body had taken
had barely remembered
how she lifted me up
and carried me away

she used her gifts
to mend my lonely heart
and tattered wings
restoring my will
to take to the sky
and find my way home



november two thousand twelve
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all rights reserved

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