poetry by j matthew waters

long way to Belfast

I’ve not been eating for a few days now
and yes I feel perfectly fine

the bananas on the counter have
been ripening nicely
I’m just waiting patiently
until the peels are beautifully black

I stopped eating potatoes years ago
replaced by a voracious
appetite for bright red cherry tomatoes

we always said we’d meet up
somewhere in northern california
or portland oregon
maybe for a day and a few nights
before taking flight to Fiji

from there we could go anywhere
as long as we ended
exactly where we started
according to both our DNAs

july two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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15 thoughts on “long way to Belfast

  1. I can’t say why exactly, but I freaking LOVE this!!! Especially the first two stanzas. I can’t quit giggling. 🙂

  2. … Still laughing, Mister. 😉

  3. I hope I go to Fiji one day, but I like my bananas yellow. 🙂 Unless I’m making banana bread.

  4. my valiant soul on said:


  5. I like that 😊

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