poetry by j matthew waters

getting down tonight

it was supposed to become easier
(as I get older)
and in some ways it has
thanks in no part
to google girls and their entourage
disguised as tiny dancers
searching for a better discotheque

out of focus for a reason
but dead set on seeing things
(as they are until the very last sunrise)
I look past the mirror ball
twinkling inside your irises
exposing newly found worlds

in my next world everyone grows
younger with each passing heartbeat
dancing (as they say)
like it’s nineteen seventy-six

how many times have you told me
not to cry when meaningful ballads
happen our way
how many times have I wanted
to be just like you
dressed in star-studded jumpsuits
and sporting sexy determination

october two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “getting down tonight

  1. Shawna on said:

    OMG. I flipping LOVE this poem!!! I’m saving this link forever. 🙂

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