poetry by j matthew waters

trying to be less informed

everybody’s keeping score
whether it be with chips or dowels
bowling pins or price of gasoline
pegged to some financial instrument

man made natural disasters
don’t go down by happenstance
official recordkeeper bullied & bloodied
quarantined for centuries
rats and cockroaches running amok
inside and out and multiplying

everyone knows how it all ends
so what’s the point in keeping score
especially when there’s a perfectly good
baseball game streaming live
just about anywhere you can order a beer

september two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “trying to be less informed

  1. This is awesome. I’m on board with you. Meet you at the bar.

  2. Just like bread and circuses we are bribeable

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