poetry by j matthew waters

take the money and run

they told me to take the hush money
said they wanted me to forget
all about the aliens
I met at the tropicana

aliens I repeated
I thought they were mexicans
disguised as cubans
dropping into vegas
by way of area fifty-one

it’s a bundle they said
go ahead and count it if you like
but there’s fifty grand there

immediately I imagined
I’d never see them aliens again
then wondered
if the money was any good

november two thousand thirteen
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9 thoughts on “take the money and run

  1. Now that is just a weird story, my friend! lol – love the final lines – K

  2. Nuttin’ but trouble!

  3. Cross-linking references and motives, I like! Incidentally, the cafe I’m writing in right now is playing REO Speedwagon’s “Take It On The Run”.

  4. I like your alien poem…I actually visited Area 51 several years ago, so reading your poem brought back memories.

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