poetry by j matthew waters

Breaking away

In-laws & outlaws
pretending to keep it real
laying down low in Coffeyville

One went country
two others headlong into hip-hop
the rest of the clan
sticking to rock & roll
w/an occasional nod to bluegrass

They reinvented what it means
to be broken people
having escaped the torture
of south central Kansas
settling for something brand new
something along the lines of Beverly Hills

april two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
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