poetry by j matthew waters

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ivory box full of dreams

sun surely needs you
pale in cheek you seem to be
lose the umbrella

dream versus fake world
tap tap tap on your shoulder
wake up morpheus

quiver of arrows
sneaking around a rainbow
aiming for the moon

opiates prescribed
addiction is sure to come
endless nights awake

november two thousand seventeen
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haiku in outer motion

two sided candle
flames in the mirror enlarge
inertia building

light enters darkness
camera sans aperture
tricking gravity

pardon the grey star
lingering behind curtain
dying to explode

whole new worlds open
warp speed into asteroids
tumbling past space rocks

november two thousand sixteen
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Unrealistic Haiku Expectations

You kept me boxed in you did
With your rules
About long hair and piercings
Telling me what can be visible
And what can’t
With tats and other stuff

I can’t imagine you expect
Such conformity
This day and age
At a time when I should print
Anything I like on Twitter
And not be badly judged

I know you expect endless creativity
In a five seven five set
But you’ll have to forgive me
For stepping out of bounds
Every now and then
With three irregular verses

october two thousand eleven
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