poetry by j matthew waters

what are we dying for

we’ve come to know
there’s more to life than this

and yet here we go
growing tomatoes & making sure
what little grass we have
always looks its best

chomping at the bit
we step on the gas whenever we can
passing long-buried treasure
keeping pace by way the crow flies

depending upon the angle
the sun is always in our eyes

in the meantime we keep inventing
would-be catchphrases
hopeful one day one of them
will make it all the way to the stars

september two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “what are we dying for

  1. Haha. Life can be pretty trivial sometimes. Great poem!

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