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poetry by j matthew waters

as if I had been there


a thin vapor trail
slipped in through the front door
but nobody was home

if I had been there
I would have noticed something
was quite different
but I was gone on a
journey of a lifetime

the place had not changed
all these years
everything perfectly in place
as if nobody had really
lived there

while my mind wandered
away from worldly ideals
seeking out transcendental gurus
residing on new moons
my spirit remained behind
waiting patiently
to be seen


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “as if I had been there

  1. This is a really well crafted poem exploring our desire to both belong and be seen. Fine writing.

  2. Beautiful piece touching upon the human journey of discovery and return.

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