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J. Matthew Waters

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J MATTHEW WATERS was born on November 13, 1961 in Rock Island, Illinois, and grew up across the Mississippi in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa In 1984 with a B.A. in English. His first collection of poetry, "Five Hundred Pieces," was published in 1997. His second collection, "In the Middle of Somewhere," was released as a Kindle edition in 2011. In 2013, he published "101 Chances," in both Kindle and paperback editions. His latest collection entitled "Forty-Five Revolutions per Minute" was released in December, 2015. A resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 1993, he is employed in the financial services industry. He and his wife, Norma Jean, have been together for over 30 years and have four grown children. You can f ...more

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J. Matthew Waters I never know when inspiration will strike and sometimes that can create a challenge. I could be driving or cycling when all of a sudden an idea will s…moreI never know when inspiration will strike and sometimes that can create a challenge. I could be driving or cycling when all of a sudden an idea will surface. In those instances I repeat the idea in my mind until I'm able to get to a place where I can write down those scattered thoughts. Other times inspiration comes when listening to music, watching television, reading other poets or blog posts, or simply scrolling through my twitter feed. And those times when I don't have access to my laptop, I'll record my ideas onto my iPhone's voice recorder app.(less)
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on the side of a highway


writing doesn’t come easy to me
especially when you sneak
into my poetry
like a cat without a shadow

once you told me a little innuendo
goes a long way
then a week goes by
without a word or a wink
as if there isn’t anything to live for

but isn’t that what poetry
is all about
making something out of nothing
pulling words out of thin air
and throwing them against
your invisible brick wall

in the early morning hour

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