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classified love letter


you are no longer here on earth
at least a year ago now
but I can’t seem to let you go
your face haunts me to this day

some mornings I awake to tears
waiting for a call or text
remembering you were the only
one I allowed to call me ‘baby’

I miss the early days
when innocence was there
I miss your smile
your raspy voice
the bristles of your legs

I wish like crazy to go back
and fix all the bad times
to at least talk one last time
and forget for a moment
why my heart feels so heavy


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

did you replace your heart shaped key


love letter never shared
never signed
nor placed in the mail

words on a sheet
crying to be heard
like a wounded bird

cursive thoughts
weaving sad stories
short and never-ending

lost inside words
images burn bright
only to fade away

unfolded like a map
pressed by cold hands
tracing all the creases

refolded and returned
jewelry box without song
safeguards empty promises


february two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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