poetry by j matthew waters

setting yourself on fire

sometimes you say things
and as the very words filter through
already you’re kicking yourself

why would you even go there
quickly discovering by doing so
will likely trigger an adverse reaction

it’s like setting yourself on fire

and so what do you do
but return to a world that once was
unable to speak what’s on your mind
a simple but caustic affirmation
that you’re still a child in disguise

july two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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