poetry by j matthew waters

rapid eye movement

you just don’t go out and become a cat
you have to wait for it
and wait and wait and wait

sometimes he never comes around
but if you wait long enough chances are
he’ll be knocking on your door
pleading for more treats
begging you to swap lives

other times nothing ever happens
and when you open the door
there is nothing but darkness
and undomesticated screams

eventually all the sounds subside
and you are lost in the zone
pretending to be in a deep sleep
two eyes blinking atop starlit dome
casually seducing your next precious life

november two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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7 thoughts on “rapid eye movement

  1. lourasmus on said:

    i feel this. great work

  2. I love the way you drew out the Chances Are movie reference. It’s one of my favorites.

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