poetry by j matthew waters

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anti-intelligence quotient

I’m learning the difference
between zen & karma
leading me to the belief
there’s so much more to know

in order to understand
the nature of your karma
you need to be able
to master the art of zen

and in order to do any of that
you need to determine
[once & for all] to freely go
with nature’s energy flow

february two thousand twenty-one
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stepping up the karma

I’ve got until ten is all she said
heading for the living room
where spiders levitate
and idle flies die young

there was always this waiting
spinning world placed on pause
rendering the moon stationary
all the while turning the living room
into the center of all things

I would have preferred to remain
in the warmth of the sunroom
but the karma just didn’t allow it
and it was only a matter of time
before I became someone
not quite myself

september two thousand seventeen
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architecting a house of cards

I look at pictures of people
from all across the world
and I see the look in their eyes
and say to myself
they are just like me

and then I am reminded
of a good friend
I’ve not seen in ages
who once told me
how much he admired
the individuality of my mind

from there I imagine
collective thoughts make up
the universe as we know it
and without me pinging
this particular poem
the whole thing could implode

june two thousand thirteen
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