poetry by j matthew waters

hunger strike number two

she asked me to inspire her
but I was incapable
having become exhausted from a
fortnight of self-deprivation

you’re so boring she says
and I nod in agreement
anxious but not really
especially after agreeing
to give eating another try

I bought some grapes she said
but there are seeds in them
I hope you don’t mind

of course I mind I said to myself
for once beginning to understand
what it means not to be heard

july two thousand seventeen
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6 thoughts on “hunger strike number two

  1. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry

  2. Rebecca Linstrom on said:

    The existential dilemma defined. Well done.
    PS. Why does anyone buy grapes with seeds?

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