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poetry by j matthew waters

simple island


it doesn’t matter what you think
just like it matters not which way I turn
just as long as the confluence of influence
doesn’t intersect anywhere near
this dusty highway bridge

this way leads to my island
shared by a selective group of misfits
who understand on a higher level
what it’s like to thrive off the beaten path
and stay happily and simply hidden


march two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “simple island

  1. The life of a misfit… a life I know all too well.

  2. No more a misfit. I belong within myself and it feels good. The unbeaten path can be joyful. 🙂

  3. Kris Swanguarin on said:

    I like this, as I do most of your poetry, because it lends itself to multiple readings: a physical island primarily, a protected psychic space, the net, this blog. Happy to think of myself as one of the “misfits.”

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