poetry by j matthew waters

the cult

I swim with jellyfish and love
how they’ve accepted me
as one of their own

with each passing day I
become less human
having shed my clothing
and learning to consume
that which disgusted me
only a new moon ago

they encourage me honestly
and applaud my earnest efforts
and since there are no mirrors
(here underwater)
I must take them at their word

I love that I’m slowly becoming
and for the first time in my life
I feel like I belong

march two thousand eighteen
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8 thoughts on “the cult

  1. Maple on said:

    This is an outstanding piece. A jellyfish cult?! THAT is imaginative, captivating poetry.

    “they encourage me honestly” … This is worth moving to a new environment for. I really love the third and fourth stanzas.

    I am increasingly enamored of your poetry. You are such a strong writer.

  2. You just described my twitter experience.

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