poetry by j matthew waters

disorder in the house

just because
you’re seeing things
doesn’t mean bad things
are in the offing

the phone rings
& nobody’s there
a reminder of the time
you called a dead man

his voice haunts
you to this day
a larger than life
kind of barreling bravado
daring you sublimely
to leave a message

you tell yourself
what you’re seeing now
has nothing to do
with that voice
& everything to do
with somehow putting
your house in order

october two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “disorder in the house

  1. Wow! This is chilling. Excellent piece!

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