poetry by j matthew waters

we should go there more often

we used to go there often for inspiration
but when the well ran dry
we hit the road and looked elsewhere

cruising down the highway we listened
to all the greatest hits
asking ourselves repeatedly
where do all the good ones come from

lady luck seemed to be nowhere in sight
so we stopped for a fortnight
at somebody’s cabin
smoking hash and drinking gin
hoping to awaken those rhythmical spirits

we pretended there was a sasquatch
down by the lake patrolling the perimeter
throwing rocks at strangers
from behind the brush

when evening rolled in we started to hum
and strum some simple chords
the earth beneath our feet
beginning to tremble

june two thousand fifteen
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4 thoughts on “we should go there more often

  1. I bet you are terrific fun on a road trip. I like this piece a lot

  2. Reminds me of Ginsberg’s Green automobile..

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