poetry by j matthew waters

higher than yesterday

every day I’d be doing handstands in the
fenced-in school grounds before the first bell
competing against all the pretty inner city girls

it was all part of being in love with the world
outside the home where I was free to be myself
in whatever shape or form of my choosing

how I would gladly return to those days of
simplicity and uncommonplace acceptance
my toes hanging ten longer than the day before

march two thousand seventeen
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7 thoughts on “higher than yesterday

  1. Didn’t appreciate those days!

  2. That’s what dreams are for

  3. Lovely verse! Thank you!

  4. denise0904 on said:

    cute. you sound as though you were a lovely little boy.

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