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poetry by j matthew waters

there’s talk on the street


he was the new kid
everyone has at least one
in their lifetime

wide-eyed and outgoing
or mysteriously shy
people want to know more
like what circumstances
brought her here

maybe he’s not really a kid
but rather some unfamiliar idea
walking confidently down main street
sun stretching her shadow
further than anyone else

some say this town isn’t ready
for someone like him
stealing their thoughts and
rearranging them without
anyone noticing

oh yes she was the new kid
and everyone wanted to love her
like one of their very own





may two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “there’s talk on the street

  1. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

    —G.

  2. I see what you did there. *blinks* No I didn’t.
    Clever paradox 🙂

  3. Very interestingly penned.

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