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poetry by j matthew waters

while on the way to school


old blue jeans tired and tattered
stitched and patched and faded
fit perfectly like kindergarten friends
skipping hand in hand for miles on end
making up new words that rhyme with
biscuit and nugget and peanut and butter

she’s swinging a small bag back and forth
something for show and tells she says
refusing to let me in on her little secret
so I imagine it’s a miniature scarecrow
stitched and patched and faded
tattered like a pair of old blue jeans




april two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all right reserved

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5 thoughts on “while on the way to school

  1. Oh my gosh, I love this to pieces!!!

  2. Wonderful, John!

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