poetry by j matthew waters

I can’t get you out of my life

sometimes I pretend we talk
how we’re not going anywhere
and sometimes I believe it

I learned to chant years ago
and I’ve never stopped doing it
for fear I may stop existing

november came and went
just like she always does
promising to return again

you keep revisiting me
in real life and in my dreams
only to leave me time and again
forcing me to move forward

november two thousand seventeen
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7 thoughts on “I can’t get you out of my life

  1. Shawna on said:

    “I learned to chant years ago”

    I love that transition. Also the first line. I pretend I’m talking to people all the time.

    I like that this could be about an imaginary friend. Like Bing Bong.

    I wonder if you want him/her gone for good.

    I like the last two lines — it’s good to move forward. I like that you’re not moving on, but just forward. One foot in front of the other. Like being left repeatedly is actually healthy for you because it makes you keep going somehow.

    You could also be talking about a god.

  2. denise0904 on said:

    Time may well march on but she seems to move faster nearer the end, Maybe she is running away from running out

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