poetry by j matthew waters

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triangles in her eyes

the sails in this watercolor look
like albino shark fins
she said while stretching her
neck to one side

the whitecaps are amazing
she went on to say
they’re perfect equilaterals
one rolling into the next
below the prismatic horizon

she stared at the painting
for another minute
dabbing at her eyes before
reaching out for my hand

what’s the matter I asked her

I’m bored to death she said
we’ve got to get out of this place

january two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

Turn the Page

This blank white page
is about to be changed
is about to be creased
and bent in ways
never before imagined.

At the mercy
of folds and reversals
this piece of paper
takes on various shapes
such as triangles and trapezoids
and quadrilaterals
in the end resembling
some sort of
prehistoric creature
with bad intentions.

february two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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