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poetry by j matthew waters

too good to be true


how many times have I said this
whether directly
or in so many words
sitting on the front porch swing
or lying back on the hood
of your ‘69 camaro
counting stars on a cloudless night

each time you tell me
you’ve no idea what’s in store
I reply with a silent nod and smile
imagining one day
the light will shine just right
and you’ll know
exactly how good it can be




january two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “too good to be true

  1. My new favorite of yours. Love the imagery & sentiment. Happy New Year, John.

  2. a positive poem. well done

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