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poetry by j matthew waters

black and white moving pictures


I must be missing something
if I’ve been to this place before
what’s keeping me from remembering

is it because of the poisons
inflicted by good-intentioned people
or did I do it to myself
by something as simple as free will

now that I find myself on the outside
looking in
I’m beginning to recall a thing or two
about this place
something along the lines that yes
I’ve probably been here before

as I struggle to find my voice
attempting to make sense of
black and white moving pictures
past slowly becomes present
present suddenly clearer than ever




august two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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7 thoughts on “black and white moving pictures

  1. This poem has made me think about my own choices. I see the reflection of myself. And I love the way you use the idea of black and white film. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Suddenly clearer than ever. I love how refreshing this one is, John!

  3. maybe we revisit our dreams in our thoughts.

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