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poetry by j matthew waters

Getting his motor going


Billy got a gun
it’s been something he’s been
muttering about for years

He didn’t know what to do with it
once he got it
so he stashed it somewhere
(in the house)
and returned to his nondescript life

Billy got a gun
because he didn’t feel safe
but knowing he had one now
stashed somewhere in the house
made him feel like he could do anything
he set his motoring mind to



november two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “Getting his motor going

  1. Just as well the story ended there. In reality, Billy got married and had a son named Jake. When he was two, Jake found the gun and played with it. Billy was passing when Jake pulled the trigger!

  2. Yes, that’s exactly how it must feel…

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