poetry by j matthew waters

no act of contrition

I took the liberty of picking out
some of your words
rearranged them to my liking
and sold them as my own

some might call it an act of stealing
but much like cheating
it never really happened
unless you got caught

mind you this is not an admission
especially since I never
mentioned it to anybody
but if someone claims otherwise
well that would be a lie

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

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3 thoughts on “no act of contrition

  1. Ha, indeed how true this is of us all. Are there any truly ‘new’ ideas, or are we all re-hashing the old ones. And how much does it really matter if they are appreciated (or, indeed, if no-one realises from where they came!)?

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