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poetry by j matthew waters

it wasn’t meant to be


my cell phone rings and I lift it off
the table just enough to see the number
and let it back down with a snarl

you’re not going to answer it she says

that’s right I’m not going to answer it
the number’s not in my contacts
and I don’t recognize it

maybe it’s somebody from your
attorney’s office with some
good news she says

believe me that call was not from my
attorney’s office

what are you laughing at she says
I’m just saying maybe you’re rich
and you don’t even know it


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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7 thoughts on “it wasn’t meant to be

  1. invalid client hello

  2. Matthew, this leaves me wanting for more. So mysterious–and open to interpretation. What happens next? 🙂

    And thank you for your support of my new blog.

  3. A scary thought if you already have the attorneys number in your phone-book…

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