poetry by j matthew waters

Bed & Breakfast Open for Business

Getaway from the city
or whatever workaday world
surrounds you

Slow things down
by way of
Italian vegetable soup
and tapioca pudding

There are trails out back
reminding you
of wars long fought
and strategies undeployed
certain memories retained
others lost in recesses
of prior lives

What have you to
go back to
now that you’ve found
this place
where cold showers
made-to-order breakfasts
jumpstart your day

This business of
nothing but business
can only get you so far
    or so you
          begin to tell yourself

october two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “Bed & Breakfast Open for Business

  1. Italian vegetable soup sounds good on a crispy Autumn Day.

    Good morning, John, my friend. Hope you are well. 😊

  2. I wonder if this is a place where you can check in any time you want but never leave.

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