poetry by j matthew waters

who wants to make a wager

death to taxes
and to hell with tariffs
I open my e-wallet and wonder
where all the money went

sports betting
now there’s a novel idea
two to one patriots
make it back on the big stage
those sons-a-bitches

pit boss keeps checking
those little cubes in big fat fingers
as if the chinese or russians
are somehow influencing
the roll of the dice

talking heads
can’t stop talking about wikileaks
or some such shit
ordering me back
to the polling place
as if this time my vote counts

august two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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