poetry by j matthew waters

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long live the queen

to the newborn child
we toasted promise
to the graduate
we toasted career
to the foot soldier
we toasted godspeed
and to the bride
we toasted happily ever after

to the winners of the world
we toasted success
and to the losers
we kicked them in the ass

there was so much to cheer
so we refilled
and re-raised our glasses
shouting for joy
for the kings of the world
and their terrible entourages
have finally been blown away

december two thousand fifteen
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first call same as last call

I stroll into the kitchen
to mix another drink
and as I return I realize
this one is no more
important than the
previous ones
and that they all contribute
cumulatively to my
intoxicating creativity

september two thousand thirteen
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godspeed to anarchy

they sat around the fire pit
on a saturday
downing amber ale
and getting high on sticky weed

midsummer stories ensued
as evening turned into night
and off in the distance
a freight train chugged along the river
slightly shaking the ground
and slowly picking up speed
past the corn sweetener plant

bottles were raised
and toasts were made
to hobos and train hopping
followed by wild ass guesses
as to the whereabouts
of their long lost buddy
who so many years ago
chose the obscure lifestyle
of a punk rock anarchist

july two thousand thirteen
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