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poetry by j matthew waters

not as long as you allow it so


no one can help you
is what she was trying to tell me
in a language not my first
and though I may have comprehended
I pretended not to understand

we went about our merry ways
and days went by
until out of the blue she sent
me a text in my own language
saying no one can help you

for some reason I reacted reflexively
swiftly swiping it away
and thinking to myself
when in the world was the last time
I ever asked for help

weeks and months ensued
and I went about my days per usual
all the while thinking to myself
how right she was when saying
one one can help you
not as long as you allow it so




june two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “not as long as you allow it so

  1. No one can help you. Only you can help yourself

  2. I understand that no one can heal you, you can only heal yourself but I think we can all help each other by not being jerks🙂!

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