poetry by j matthew waters

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The One and Only Billy Shears

I heard this song by Billy Shears
on the AM radio the other day
and could have sworn
it was the Beatles all over again

It was high time the lesser frequency
hit the air with such determined soul
competing against the likes of
American cricket and European football
Limbaugh and Beck
agrinews and golden oldies

This old thumb or forefinger
or whatever functions best on
any given night
dials in with as much precision
as humanly possible
hoping to catch a southward wave
back to nineteen sixty-seven

may two thousand fifteen
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revolution number nine

row after row of desktop
computers play leapfrog in a
pentagon controlled pole barn

outside angry peasants wave
baseball bats and throw
expletives at robotic guards

as night collapsed into chaos
revolutionaries trade flashlights
for burning man torches

lights darting above oversee
armed forces hellbent on
accelerating the tipping point

morning fog surrenders to man
and his drum machines
moving on to the next outpost

october two thousand thirteen
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all rights reserved

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