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poetry by j matthew waters

I’ve never been to Pennsylvania


Groundhog lives in public library
or so I’ve been told from some
somewhat reliable source

He’s got a girlfriend or wife or whatever
a furry green-eyed special kind of lady
who loves to keep him company

It’s a most transparent kind of life
but at least it’s quiet in library
and I suppose there is much snoozing

How he lives a fairy tale kind of life
one where townsfolk and wayward travelers
pay heed to his annual prognostications

And everyone knows his name
so there’s no point in repeating it now
this sunny second day of February





february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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6 thoughts on “I’ve never been to Pennsylvania

  1. Such imagination, wonderful.

  2. It sounds like a wonderful life.

  3. Made me smile this one!!! 😀

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