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poetry by j matthew waters

Highway Rhythm and Blues


Shining brightly on stage
in her girl-singer suit
her diverse voice invoking
emotions to even the
least concerned listener

There is loneliness
on the road to stardom
unknown and unexplained
as all eyes watch her
barreling to that next place

Mistrust at various angles
jump from behind telephone lines
hoping to catch her off guard
and taking advantage of
her future earnings

Cutting through the noise
and preparing to live her dreams
she sings herself to sleep
to a lullaby intended
to comfort lonely children


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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