poetry by j matthew waters

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second chances

a girl is giving birth
sounds from her inner self
brand new & beautiful
like those of a songbird

she breathes like she was
taught to breathe
mending her own broken heart
so that others may live

charity knows no bounds
this she firmly believes
finding second chances
in the eyes of another

may two thousand twenty-one
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return of the stuntman

I almost died a few times
and each time
I came back with a flurry
swinging my arms and
bobbing and weaving
like a boxer skylarking
inside the ropes

whatever doesn’t kill you
makes you stronger
isn’t always the case
but when it is this grandiose
notion sets in
that nothing can defeat you
not even death

july two thousand sixteen
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all rights reserved

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