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poetry by j matthew waters

daydreaming on father’s day


the boys didn’t care to fish
but the girls sure did
sporting baseball caps
& hooking their own wax worms


license & trout stamp
taped inside tackle box
[probably half my age]
we’d drive an hour or more
singing songs & retelling
bad jokes & tall tales

without question we’d catch
our legal limit
it was merely a matter of time
working the cold water stream
shaded by elms
talking in whispers
& practicing our patience




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

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4 thoughts on “daydreaming on father’s day

  1. Lovely memories. ✨

  2. This is so beautiful. ❤️

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