poetry by j matthew waters

the road to nowhere

the road to nowhere
is paved in dirt with gravel shoulders
— it is as good as any to get someplace
you’ve never been

there is no vegetation nor water
along the way
and since you don’t know how far
the road to nowhere goes
it’s best to be prepared

do not whistle along the way
it’ll only make you thirstier
and surely do not sing
for it is unclear what dangers
you may attract

walk as fast as you can
but do not run
lest the eyes looking down at you
may sense that you are fearful
and as vulnerable as all the others

march two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “the road to nowhere

  1. You know the road and strategies for travel well!

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