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poetry by j matthew waters

Off to Mars


There is loneliness in your words
but your vocal chords
tell me otherwise

I swear you’re one of me
a scorpio without a doubt
but you insist on saying otherwise
refusing to show me
your driver’s license or caller ID

Oh but that was so long ago
in a world that barely existed
how we refused to face the music when
we danced alone
hundreds surrounding us

We are like Lily and Bee
having come this far
nothing to sacrifice



july two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “Off to Mars

  1. Love this, the last stanza especially. How is the speaker so convinced it’s a scorpio – did it sting?

  2. I just hope Lily and Bee are a lovely couple and live long together!

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