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poetry by j matthew waters

american [teenage] idol

I never thought a career as a musician was possible
— Billie Eilish

she’s just a person born of this century
unable to describe herself with words

the songs come from out of nowhere
as if channeled by a diva born ages ago

being misunderstood is an understatement
the higher notes no longer intimidating

the synergy of courage & independence
brings forth new life and countless encores

once the lights fade & the curtain is drawn
she retreats to a world she barely knows





january two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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