poetry by j matthew waters

this time I’m playing to win

it wasn’t my move and I was pretty sure
I could grab a guinness and call it a night

there was no place to go so I recalled some
old photographs
which only reminded me
she doesn’t love you anymore

I sequestered myself on my own terms
but at least I didn’t turn into a hermit
but I’ve been growing out my hair
and chanting in between fastings

I wasn’t supposed to win
but my dream will tell me otherwise

june two thousand seventeen
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2 thoughts on “this time I’m playing to win

  1. denise0904 on said:

    sometimes the dream is all you have…. beautiful, sad

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