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poetry by j matthew waters

I do not belong here


how many times must it start this way
believing you with the benefit of the doubt
all the while knowing fact from fiction
whether wide awake or safely dreaming

two crickets sang in the middle of the night
a melodious sound imitating my breathing
a repetitious shrill subconsciously inviting

it doesn’t take much to awaken me anymore
a touch of the shoulder or kiss on the cheek
oh how I want to believe you are forever near
quietly shadowing me every step of the way





march two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “I do not belong here

  1. Finally awake on said:

    Well done.

    I’m feeling this one today.

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