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poetry by j matthew waters

twenty-one questions


what wouldn’t I give to have her
standing beside me as equals
memorialized in photography
hand in hand and slightly smiling
leaving the onlooker wondering

people believe what they want to
be they of royal blood or privileged
commingling among the masses
like commoners on market square
as if no hierarchy or caste system exists

by invitation only or by chance anyone
may find us having tea in the rose garden
passing along taffy and king trumpets
and half-heartedly laughing
answering any and all questions





may two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “twenty-one questions

  1. Shawna on said:

    So good, man. It has kind of an “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” vibe.

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