poetry by j matthew waters

identity breakthrough

forget about playing nicely
everyone’s had enough

first they took away the sandboxes
kindergarten will be next

go & figure things out on your own
and report back in a few years
   so we can evaluate how badly
you’ve been doing

the world is a gradual change
(not to be confused with progress)
with every step taken
two are typically reversed
and with every year of living
numerous degrees of separation
are shifted one way or the other

reaching the point of no return
is a common occurrence this day & age
which is one reason why
(if you think about it)
there are stretches of time
you’ve no idea who you really are

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

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5 thoughts on “identity breakthrough

  1. 3rd stanza: my upbringing. i can relate.

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