poetry by j matthew waters

Archive for the tag “romanticism”

the fox & the cowboy

the fox admitted
he wanted to be a cowboy
complete with boots
denim jeans & chaps
embroidered shirt
& stetson hat

when asked
why he had a fascination
with cowboys
the fox alluded to
an intense desire
to live the romantic life

march two thousand twenty-three
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sentinel on patrol

how they come and go
these fleeting romantic thoughts
ebbing and flowing like the moon herself
incoherent like a far away dream
dying to be understood

rocket ships continue to blast
from this world to the next
feet firmly planted near the lion’s gate
preserving ruins of a love
that was always meant to be

july two thousand eighteen
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aspiring to the romantics

there’s a poem I’ve been meaning
to write
wading in the back of my mind
has completed itself so many times
in reveries I don’t remember

I recall the color of your eyes
gift wrapped
and full of surprises
how they came to me
unexpectedly in a dream
now etched as a mere memory

there is always room for romance
or so the poets taught me
as long as it comes naturally
for pursuing the unattainable
is no longer an option
not as long as your one true love
has regrettably since moved on

may two thousand sixteen
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