poetry by j matthew waters

making conversation

what’s your favorite song
I asked her
as we sat atop the bluff
overlooking the mississippi river
the white sails below looking like
a paint-by-number watercolor

she took a sip of her arnie palmer
and lowered her sunglasses
exposing sinister eyes
straight into mine
then pushed them back
and returned to her sunbathing

what was that look for
I asked her
picking up a rock and rubbing it
with my thumb and fingers

you know what my favorite song is
you silly man
she whispered above the happy birds
why don’t you go ahead
and sing it for me

august two thousand thirteen
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8 thoughts on “making conversation

  1. I Am Jasmine Kyle on said:

    I am the WORST at remembering things. ESPECIALLY dates favorite songs and foods… TERRIBLE!

  2. cyberbonn on said:

    Fab, very descriptive, love it!

  3. Pleasant Street on said:

    Oh my this is good

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