poetry by j matthew waters

making a pilgrimage (for candy)

panhandlers converge downtown to pass
out sugar to unsuspecting pedestrians
some proclaiming to have arrived from as
far away as the moon

word has it they had rolled out of the desert
at three in the morning
having arrived a fortnight later
to what is often referred to
as the end of the earth

they carried with them canteens
and canned tuna and eggshell colored flags
bugles and banjos and tambourines
and every sort of confection imaginable

october two thousand seventeen
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6 thoughts on “making a pilgrimage (for candy)

  1. Moz Loordes on said:

    Your words make a wonderful picture, Matthew 🙂

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