poetry by j matthew waters

in search of stars and mermaids

I stepped onto a rocket ship
hoping it would take me away
from all earthly woes

a couple hundred bucks seemed
like a fair trade toward becoming
more or less ungrounded

the view from the top supersedes
all things seen and unseen
no matter how fleeting
like a beauty queen

unstrapped and plummeting
gravity fought the law and
contained me
inside an asylum disguised
as a yellow submarine
far below the oily surface

september two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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9 thoughts on “in search of stars and mermaids

  1. Damn. This is so good. I’m particularly drawn to the title, the second stanza, and the closing three lines.

  2. The wonder of dreams. Or the confusion of reality. A wondrous combination

  3. Lara/Trace on said:


  4. That last stanza so much changed the perspective… great write.

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