poetry by j matthew waters

goddamn pistachio

she broke a nail
opening a pistachio

‘goddammit’ she said

I told her I was sorry
and poured her
a hazy IPA
into a pilsner glass
—told her I’d fetch her
some clippers

and the superglue
she said
bring me some goddamn

….it’s in the junk drawer

june two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
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