poetry by j matthew waters

while walking home from school

it’s just a can
a metal cylindrical can
and it’s anyone’s guess what used
to be inside it
a perfect size for baked beans or peaches
but certainly not spaghettios

before I got a hold of it
it could have been the other end
of a telephone line
part of a series of speakers and receivers
strung from tree to tree in the
nearby cemetery

somehow down the road
it ended up right here
next to this beat up ashcan
along the alleyway

I made it my prize possession
my very own silvery little toy
one that I proceeded
to kick the crap out of
the rest of the way back home

may two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “while walking home from school

  1. First time I listened to the audio ~ very well delivered! 🙂

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