poetry by j matthew waters

the reason she needs you now

she was a beauty without doubt
shined in photographs
everywhere you showed them
to everyone who saw

her skin was cold to the touch
but you would never know
not without getting closer
not without bridging the gap

lost inside a city of angels
she blended in with mere mortals
rubbing elbows with those
she learned to trust

it was back in o’eight after
the world had seemed to crash
an exodus of sorts ensued
and she left everything behind

did she really head back east
back where there was no home
or did she drift into a dreamless state
where only gray matter grows

your badge of courage means
nothing if you can’t solve
the reason why she came here
or the reason she needs you now

june two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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