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poetry by j matthew waters

olfactory arousal


strips of bacon appeared
in my high-definition dream
alongside ripened tomatoes
farm fresh eggs
and quarter pound cheeseburgers

I could hear them pop and sizzle
in their own searing grease
could smell the sweetness
originating from the kitchen
and infiltrating the entire house

pretending I’m fully awake
I tuck a linen napkin
up under my chin
march down the staircase
wielding flatware and a hefty appetite


january two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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10 thoughts on “olfactory arousal

  1. What I admire most about your work is your ability to make ordinary, slice-of-life situations poetic. Another great piece, John.

  2. YUMmmmmmmmmm 🙂

  3. I’m getting hungry here!!!

  4. Original and chuckleworthy. Well done.

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