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poetry by j matthew waters

Bartering for time


In the photograph nothing changes
it’s what separates images from reality
and laughter from tears

Sometimes it gets ugly inside
‘a winter of discontent’ if you will
but you must face it head on
repeating mantras & bad daydreams
knowing full well the latest malaise
will somehow pass
undetected

Nobody knows you anymore
and you’re perfectly fine with that
working in the underground
chipping away by
rewriting history
courtesy of some distant energy





october two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “Bartering for time

  1. “Nobody knows you anymore
    and you’re perfectly fine with that
    working in the underground
    chipping away by
    rewriting history
    courtesy of some distant energy”

    Amazing.

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