poetry by j matthew waters

Nearing the finish line

Nobody knows how it ends
which is probably the beauty
(or ugliness) of it all

When Cash covered Reznor
it reached a broader audience
doubling down on the reminder
none of us are here to stay

After the tulips & daffodils
& bleeding hearts die off
other colors are eager to replace them
& like clockwork
that’s exactly what transpires

I was looking out the bay window
one super windy morning
I spotted you across the street
(as plain as day)
walking your dog & looking my way
— I waved back nonchalantly
as if it were yesterday

may two thousand twenty-three
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “Nearing the finish line

  1. I love this one. the cash/reznor example –

  2. cash’s version kinda sucked. just my opinion lol!!

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