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poetry by j matthew waters

you said you’d be right back


there are pieces everywhere
inside & out they are strewn about
perhaps it’s best
they stay that way

it’s not my mess
but that doesn’t mean I don’t care
doesn’t mean I may not consider
picking them up & putting
them back together

there’s a difference between
keeping someone artificially propped up
and allowing them to fall
time & time again

but for the last time I tell you
these ever elusive pieces
[you so carelessly let go]
can easily be found en masse
in the air & the land & the sea





december two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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