poetry by j matthew waters

over the river thames

she asked me if I was comfortable
and I said that I was
despite my face stuck against
mechanical looking glasses

which one is clearer she went on to say
one or two
and I answered one

she turned one of the lenses and asked again
and again my answer was number one

as I continued to answer her questions
without thinking
I wondered what in the world
we were doing here
and instead of saying one or two
or three of four
or would you remind repeating the question
por favor
I should have said
I would be happy to give you some
honest answers
over a glass of wine
sitting at a table for two
overlooking the river thames

june two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “over the river thames

  1. Delightful! πŸ™‚

  2. Very well!!!!

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