poetry by j matthew waters

I took hold of one end and she the other

pulling back with equal strength we stretched the
dried-out wishbone ever so slowly

it was then I wondered why there are always
winners and losers
why the winning side always smiles
and laughs and dances and kisses
spraying champagne and crying for joy

it was then the bone snapped and I stood
there smiling with the longer piece

here you go I said handing her the winning ticket
let’s get out of here
lunch is on me

january two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “I took hold of one end and she the other

  1. This made me smile, John, and brought back similar memories. 🙂

  2. If just more people could act like that.. we need people behaving like real winners

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