poetry by j matthew waters

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unboxing the morning

it’s impossible to own the night
but tomorrow
is another story
standing there in the peripheral
as if to say
you are not yourself
your current state of mind
that the stars in your future
can ever be washed away
that the man in the box
is someone you’ve never known

august two thousand twenty-one
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living for tomorrow

tomorrow I shall become one with the spade
and move half the black-eyed susans
from the garden to behind the fence
long before they go to seed

tomorrow I shall make a list
and commit to memory what else
needs to be done before the season ends

tomorrow I shall learn to live again
ridding myself of past mistakes and failures
forgiving myself as well as my enemies
a simple reminder how all lives still matter

august two thousand nineteen
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