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poetry by j matthew waters

falling stars


I’m no closer to being found than I was
a year or decade or lifetime ago
yet I continue to pick up words and
rearrange them in ways unimaginable

along the way I often get the shit
kicked out of me by unnamed sources
and while sometimes I pretend to like it
truth is I never do

there are these places inside your head
you often forget how to find
isolated places where stars are
bright and perfectly aligned
dying to be wished upon as they
race by in rarefied darkness




april two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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22 thoughts on “falling stars

  1. J, I really like this and relate way too much.

  2. Shawna on said:

    Stanza 2 hits home.

  3. Funny and poignant and so full of yearning. I love how you compare your inner mind with the vastness of space.

  4. Oh my, this is fabulous 🙂

  5. You are your poetry.

  6. It’s wow! John. Loved it

  7. We have such similar writing styles that I can’t believe you’ve encapsulated a sentiment I know too well–and I wish I wrote this! Lol. Amazing as usual, John!

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