poetry by j matthew waters

fighting over rings and things

we can’t ever forget hate
it’s tattooed on our biceps
trademarked on baseball bats
and army issued khaki pants

we walk around with grudges
taped on our faces like some
splintered biblical family that never
went to church on sundays
nor practiced what they preached

real estate is abundantly spacious
once you are dead and gone
catapulted into the farthest
reaches of the unknown
but in the meantime
we treat it like some precious ring
nobody in this world
deserves to possess

february two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “fighting over rings and things

  1. Spacious real estate abundant once you’re gone.. I think I believe that..

  2. Oh man, you pack a punch with this one. Fabulous!

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