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poetry by j matthew waters

misery loves company


sun going down on a sunday evening
there’s no place I’d rather be but right
here where there’s no place to hide

I’ve been told sometimes I’m
somebody other than myself
standing perfectly still in the light
leaning toward the darker side

electric lights lose their brilliance
on the clearest of moonlit nights
complimenting the city of flowers
opening up to the lost and lonely

despite such compromise here I am
alive in this black and white world
enthusiastically tiptoeing its fine line





april two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “misery loves company

  1. I really like this poem. This stanza especially,
    “I’ve been told sometimes I’m
    somebody other than myself
    standing perfectly still in the light
    leaning toward the darker side”
    Thank you for sharing.

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