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poetry by j matthew waters

Compromise


True stories can be found
in fiction
& in poetry

Of course there is a caveat
isn’t there always
how we decided what parts
happened
& which parts did not

Is it true you really
died on me
come & gone in a matter
of minutes
leaving me to deal
w/your federal agents

Someone in the know
told me you actually lived on
residing comfortably
in Mexico City
or Santa Fe

Turning off all the lights
I imagine you’re still with child





march two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “Compromise

  1. This is great, John. I like the addition of the caveat.

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