poetry by j matthew waters

smoke if you got ‘em

I was pretty sure I got things going
but when you told me otherwise
I kinda felt like shutting down

she says
how old are you

well I didn’t want to get into that
so I just went on about my business
that had nothing to do with
business at all

suddenly the front door opens
and here walks in an
uber driver carrying six tall boys
and pack of marlboro reds

there’s no smoking in the house
she says unless I say so

the uber driver looks at me
as if she’s not going anywhere

june two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “smoke if you got ‘em

  1. Ha. I love this.

    It just gets better and better as the ending comes toward me.

    And boy, you took me back with those Reds.

  2. denise0904 on said:

    this is kinda neat xx

  3. I think the uber driver is not leaving because she’s checked into your AirBnB

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