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poetry by j matthew waters

this one’s on me


I’d been meaning to give you a call
meet up for a drink and talk
poetry and race cars

I’d no idea
your love affair with the mississippi
but then again I should have
put two and two together
when I had the chance

today your pastor tells me
you broke some sort of world record
yesterday
and I respond (to myself)
how this doesn’t surprise me

why I never called you is beyond
my understanding
and as the gathering begins singing
‘how great thou art’
I sneak out the back door
determined to find you at your favorite
watering hole




october two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “this one’s on me

  1. I love this. 🙂

  2. This is both sad and poignant. I have read this a few times now and it grows stronger with each read. A fine piece.

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