poetry by j matthew waters

words without friends

throwing words against wall
seeing what will stick
be it war or peace
or work or play
sun or moon or stars

some stick better than others
individuals letters
peeling off now and then
turning batch into bach
or clock into cock
crow into row

sometimes it’s fun
to toss one letter at a time
like darts in a barroom
spelling heart without an E
or soul without a U
bullseye with one I

sometimes nothing sticks
and you find yourself
back in the drawing room
making words with ink
one lonely letter at a time

december two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserve

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11 thoughts on “words without friends

  1. This is clever, but more than that, getting at a writer’s mind really well!

  2. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. This is wonderful!

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