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poetry by j matthew waters

best wishes from a night forgotten


I hadn’t wished for anything in about a year
so I said something out of the blue
and next thing I knew somebody was listening
to my ramblings while I later enjoyed
previously unreleased work
by james taylor

(I found myself singing along
as if I knew every word by heart)

I wished I hadn’t said some things
when I was drunk on cheap vodka
and highly potent craft porter
but that’s the way the cookie crumbles
especially the ones making a big old mess
on my walter payton jersey
freshly stained with spilt milk


november two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “best wishes from a night forgotten

  1. mmmm- makes me want to bake cookies and I haven’t had a thing to drink 🙂 And the new James Taylor is awesome!

  2. It can be a very big cookie-

    Romantic and sad and lovely

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