poetry by j matthew waters

operation curiosity

first thing in the morning
the stage will be set
and I will be the principal actor
lying flat on my back
waiting to be anesthetized

an ever growing crowd
quietly fills the twenty thousand
seats of the amphitheater
the acoustics so perfect
I can hear an infant sleeping

later I would be told
my heart was entirely exposed
entertaining all the spectators
by beating in perfect rhythm
in someone else’s hands

july two thousand twenty
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3 thoughts on “operation curiosity

  1. Always pleasure to read your posts.

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