poetry by j matthew waters

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more mercy please

I dreamed I was a pantomime cat
who refused to show any mercy
spending his days daydreaming
and nights wandering the streets
acting out whatever it was
he daydreamed about

my eyes were emerald green
my coat a steely gray
and whenever the streetlamps
shined their light my way
I changed my stripes and
hightailed it the hell out of there

I tell myself one of these times
I won’t make it back alive
but in the meantime I’ll keep
challenging the status quo
working mathematics by day
and my daydreams by night

march two thousand twenty
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life with mercy

I found myself
behind these bars
when I should have been
screaming down a mountain

why does it seem
the whole world is watching
when in reality
it’s just me and my dreams

we’ve sung this song before
once upon a time
or was it just yesterday
when you said you still love me

I miss the autumn winds most
pushing me to the limit
reminding me what follows next
is certain to test my mettle

february two thousand eighteen
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that gun in your hand

click click bang
reload your clip and
take aim of my heart

I don’t give a damn and
I don’t want to know
how you found the courage
to become someone you’re not

click click bang
bring me to my knees
and make me close my eyes
but just promise me one thing
promise me the world
won’t end tonight

february two thousand fourteen
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