poetry by j matthew waters

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a body of work

she speaks to me
in a language
only I understand

it’s been like this
since before I was born

she ignores me
when I’m angry
and comforts me
when I’m somber
abandons me
when I’m selfish
and believes in me
when I’m sincere

even though I’ve
treated her unfairly
on many occasion
she’s always given me
the benefit of the doubt
having loved me the length
of so many lifetimes

may two thousand nineteen
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an invasion of sorts

freedom means nothing
unless opportunities live
outside the body

body snatchers
I have no time for
but those mind snatchers
I want to meet them
outside my moonlit window

those dreams you keep having
the ones keeping you up at night
how long do you think
they’ve been keeping you alive
and how long before
you can convince them
to take me with you

march two thousand sixteen
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