poetry by j matthew waters

movie night

I could hear them in the kitchen
three little mice having just learned
how to make popcorn

I was rocking in the parlor
cleaning my gun & sharpening
my whittling knife
catching bits & pieces of their
unintelligible conversation

when the timer went off
I set down my block of wood
and proceeded to the kitchen
the smell of butter & salt & spilt beer
dominating my senses

cracking the basement door
all I heard were the opening credits
to walt disney’s cinderella

may two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
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5 thoughts on “movie night

  1. so sweet. really. not being ironic!

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