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poetry by j matthew waters

because of you I’ve become a lesser god


because of you I came to life
and later feel in love
with someone other than myself

how could I not adore
the gods in my world
piecing together my story
as if I there is meaning
in a poor man’s soul

there is temptation
in your proposal
my favorite color
appearing out of nowhere
by way of your satin dress

what you promised I wanted
only finding for myself
you were but a lesser god
incapable of changing
my inevitable design

and so because of you
I took my own solitary life
in hopes of becoming you




july two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “because of you I’ve become a lesser god

  1. WOW, this is so powerful especially this:

    “and so because of you
    I took my own solitary life
    in hopes of becoming you”

    That’s a breathtaking closer right there, and it kind of weaves a shock in the reader as it ties back to the title, explaining it. Beautifully penned!

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