poetry by j matthew waters

breaking away once and for all

I wasn’t supposed to be driving
but I backed out and raced away
shifting gears as if it was yesterday

the radio blasting out old time rock
drowning out any unnecessary noise
attempting to get back inside my head

I’ve not been indoctrinated since
growing up in the sixties and seventies
yet another alleged victim
of the great american experience

fast forward and today is an altogether
beautifully different story
one restarting from a fresh perspective
where there’s nobody left to blame

february two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “breaking away once and for all

  1. It’s always good to start over… when possible 🙂

  2. Shawna on said:

    Because of “breaking” in the title, I’m reading this as if it’s about a breakdancer who lost a competition in the past, but he’s shaking it off now and giving it another go. I just love that version of the story. 🙂

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