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A feeling of not being there


I didn’t tell you I was scared of heights
because I assumed you knew me
better than I knew myself

How wrong things turned out to be
soon after your star seemed to take off
now falling fast and further
than anyone could have ever fathomed

Clouds at ten thousand feet are much whiter
than they appear from the ground
and I believe you when you tell me
heaven is not any closer




october two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

heaven help


I used to be tired
all the time
but now I’m somebody else
entirely
having devised a way
to parlay body and soul
into game-changing
situations
remixing what missed
opportunities
I may have squandered
over the years
now a simmering pot
of good fortune
made available to anyone
feeling free
to help themselves




october two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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