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poetry by j matthew waters

Thank You for Asking


There is nothing wrong
with my mind
nothing wrong with my body parts
or the way I go about my day
thinking about flowers
I’ve yet to come across

I can still put together a crossword puzzle
like a son of a bitch
but I choose not to
because there are so many more
important things yet to be done

Sometimes I’d rather sit here
and play online poker
while putting together words
I call poetry
and recite them back to myself
nodding and pretending
someone might like them
a half a world away

There is nothing wrong
with my mind
even though some days I wish there was
so I could just sit here
and daydream
and listen to my heart beat




may two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “Thank You for Asking

  1. “There is nothing wrong
    with my mind
    even though some days I wish there was
    so I could just sit here
    and daydream
    and listen to my heart beat”
    I can relate 🙂

  2. Crazy about this one, John

  3. Reading this now in 2018 makes me wish I’d read it when it was first published. I’m older now and even more muddled but strangely content with my lot. You can’t speed up the future, it will come when the time is right.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom and balance.

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