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poetry by j matthew waters

maximum resonance


I swore to myself I’d have
no more panic attacks
inside this lonesome tube
all kinds of drums
banging sporadically
and very much out of sync

you keep changing it up
with queer infrequency
just to keep me off my toes
no doubt

what if I fall asleep I say
by all means do try she says
but just don’t snore too loud
I’ve got a job to do

yeah right
how am I supposed to nod off
with all this racket going on
overpowering my greatest hits
you allegedly started piping in

you kept me yours much longer
than you promised you would
and by the time you finally
pulled me out
I hadn’t changed at all




february two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “maximum resonance

  1. Shawna on said:

    I’ve never had any of that kind of testing done. I love the line break letting “No Doubt” hang. Love me some Gwen. I also like that this feels all of the above: medical, relational, sexual, and alien. Very cool piece.

    I hope all goes well and smoothly next week — in and out, easy peasy.

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