poetry by j matthew waters

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shadow boxing

another lackluster performance
in the back of your mind
having something to do with
virtual spectators
and a lack of spirit
dancing solo in the roped-off ring
concerns of regressing
back to the streets of brooklyn
by way of the mgm grand

january two thousand twenty-one
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title fight at the grand garden arena

sixty seconds before round two
and the entire place is in a full assault frenzy
buzzing emphatically from the explosiveness
of the previous three minutes
in shock & awe at what they had witnessed
all but certain tonight is the night
somebody’s going to die

may two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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