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poetry by j matthew waters

altered state of mind


it didn’t matter if he was cold sober
or stoned out of his mind
he was just himself
no matter where he went

everybody knew his name
but he was no celebrity
he was just like everyone else
hustling the streets
peddling identities

he made guest appearances
on daytime talk shows
that nobody seemed to watch

he fell out of the sky and landed
upside down inside
empty multi-purpose stadiums

when the media caught up to him
one chilly april morning
he was soaked to the bone
like some frightened labrador
saying he had nothing left to say
except to be on the lookout
for the next big thing


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “altered state of mind

  1. Isn’t he a bit like us? like a nowhere man..

  2. great imagination 😉

  3. we are never who we think we are or who people say.

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