poetry by j matthew waters

Archive for the tag “disco”

getting down tonight

it was supposed to become easier
(as I get older)
and in some ways it has
thanks in no part
to google girls and their entourage
disguised as tiny dancers
searching for a better discotheque

out of focus for a reason
but dead set on seeing things
(as they are until the very last sunrise)
I look past the mirror ball
twinkling inside your irises
exposing newly found worlds

in my next world everyone grows
younger with each passing heartbeat
dancing (as they say)
like it’s nineteen seventy-six

how many times have you told me
not to cry when meaningful ballads
happen our way
how many times have I wanted
to be just like you
dressed in star-studded jumpsuits
and sporting sexy determination

october two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

those shoes

she wore them only
on special occasions
and every time I saw them
I just wanted to slip them off her feet
and take her upstairs

but alas that was just a wish
and we paraded into town
high heels and all
the center of attention
every place we ventured

wickedly well rested
we danced into the night
tearing down disco walls
and cutting beale street rugs
deep inside memphis

august two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: