poetry by j matthew waters

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listen up

she’d been crying
but that was nothing new
nothing a few drinks couldn’t fix

she adjusted herself on the park bench
stretched her neck and
crossed her legs
eyes clearing and focusing
on all the people walking by

if only i could warn others about him
she mumbled
there wouldn’t be a next victim
and his toxicity
would just drain away
like a dead car battery

if only i could tell others
to run the other way
if they ever encounter
this monster
they would never know
how he’s destroyed a few homes
and brags about sleeping
with married women

january two thousand thirteen
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outside my window

peering out my window
clouds gather around
and darken
a once promising
bright day

blackbirds circle above
slowly descending
and squawking
instinctively finding

thunder murmurs and moans
and i close my eyes
a distant memory

once the showers arrive
i gaze past the pane
your image
refreshing like the rain

december two thousand twelve
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i should have put myself
in a position to save him
should have thrown differences aside
and made a case for rising
to the occasion

held back by clear skies
i kept to my routine
realizing he probably was right
this business of saving
is misunderstood

october two thousand twelve
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