poetry by j matthew waters

next please

having not heard from the likes of you
in god knows how many centuries
I imagine the cat still has your tongue

I read in one of those free internet pages
you’ve gone onto bigger & better things
having broken free from prior chains
proving to all the cynics & critics & liars
people do reinvent themselves

as for me I’ve been relegated
to behind the counter
responding to the person
on the other side
whether it be providing
psychoanalysis services
or slicing half a pound of ham
right off the bone

february two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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