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poetry by j matthew waters

she’ll beat you when able


they saw her just the other day
but like some imperfect card trick
she disappeared in the shuffle

she was a jack of all trades
trapped in a queen’s body
banished from the castle
like some common outlaw

her transformation surprised
yet inspired the locals
swapping stories how she
easily slipped past the
king’s final outposts

some say on certain nights
her newly born image sparkles
like diamonds on the silver screen



december two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “she’ll beat you when able

  1. carob hush on said:

    Well hot damn, isn’t this awesome.

    “That’s not a question,” says the scepter.

  2. carob hush on said:

    I’m picturing this being played out with Barbie dolls, FYI. 😉

  3. carob hush on said:

    The part about the magic trick and the ending imagery are my faves.

  4. As Don and Glen said, the queen of hearts is always your best bet

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