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poetry by j matthew waters

beautiful loser


the iceman cometh on broadway
is how I understand it
on stage or in some city park
brought back to life by an imagination
starving for attention

I swear I heard the radioman
repeating the iceman will cometh
to a theater near you

they dug him out of a hole
created back in 1782
apparently buried deep inside
where the frozen ocean
meets the rock

they revived him time and time
again
and each time
he lost a little more of his life
deprived of dreams and oxygen
that would one day save his life



july two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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