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poetry by j matthew waters

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sunflower


there’s this story I’ve told
ever since running away from home
and for whatever reason
it’s never grown old

oral traditions are alive and
well in so many cultures
but in my small space few listen
leading me to believe
my story will gradually fade

unexpressed emotions remain
buried underground but very much alive
skipping this season and
perhaps the next
one day breaching the surface
when least expected




july two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

scooping dirt like clockwork


there are sunflower seeds
wrapped in paper towel inside
plastic sandwich bag
stowed away in kitchen drawer

above in cabinet canister of coffee
frequently removed from shelf
one or two scoops taken from within
right around sunrise
placed back nonchalantly

eventually container goes empty
the scoop left to its own devices
seeds still seemingly forgotten
dying to be found again





january two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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