poetry by j matthew waters

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the making of a rocket man

he did his hardest to pretend
he was somebody he was not
succeeding at times but mostly
faltering at no fault of his own

but as they say
there is always the next day

traveling at the speed of light
seemed to be no big deal
especially lately when time
(is of the essence)
has started it’s
inevitable disappearing act

moving forward meant
going back to school
where today’s blackboards become
filled with formulas appearing
out of thin air
where virtual cadets
(from places near and far)
inquisitively take notes of a most
intriguing destination

october two thousand sixteen
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rocket science

i keep wondering about the
rover on the planet mars
and the guy with the joystick
guiding it around during
daylight hours
telling it where to dig
and using tools at his disposal
to turn a rock over on its side

imagine the look on his
face when he uncovers
the false side of a mountain
exposing a sophisticated
learning ground
where time-tested
ancient mariners develop
tomorrow’s space travelers

february two thousand thirteen
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transit kiss

waves created from a kiss
blown from the palm of my hand
transverse through space
in a spherical spin
attracting electrons and positrons
in twin phase arrangements
before completely absorbed
deep into your skin

‘transit kiss’ youtube video

january two thousand thirteen
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all rights reserved

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