poetry by j matthew waters

creature of habit

I’ve learned to pressure cook
chicken legs
inside fifteen minutes
experimenting with varying
amounts of time and water
and avocado oil

cookbooks and manuals
accumulate atop the microwave
already cataloged by google
and easily recalled
by casual surfing
or simple voice commands

my pet mouse died the other day
and in a brave attempt
to prove to myself
no longer am I a creature of habit
I’m seriously considering
getting by without one

november two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “creature of habit

  1. Sorry about your mouse… 😦

  2. Glad to see it was an electronic mouse!

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