poetry by j matthew waters

unlucky in love

he sits in his lazy boy chair
and yells at the umpire on TV who
keeps getting all the calls wrong
exhaling cheap cigar smoke
while putting down old style beer
in 12 ounce gulps

in the other room his partner
in crime fixes potato salad
to go with his pastrami on rye
saddened at the thought
mister james gandolfini
has left her lonely world

june two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “unlucky in love

  1. Made me shiver. This is true for some people, between TV and potato salad. Brr…

  2. I am currently working on short story that is strikingly similar. Sycnhronicity…

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