poetry by j matthew waters

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the latest initial public offering

electric economy
smiling like a cheshire cat
purring nervously
but happy to be here

the highway is super
quiet tonight
fatal casualties
down to a minimum

we’ve stopped
taking names & faces
steering wheels
replaced by wishes

november two thousand twenty-one
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god is in the wine (and the wire)

the light above me starts
humming and pulsating
and it was then I realized
some higher power was communicating to me
telling me how there is so much more
to learn about myself

down below in the basement
inside the fuse box
hot wires pass over neutral ones
arcing into obscurity
sending cross currents
to the nearest known light

november two thousand sixteen
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You can’t leave candles
burning all night,
she said.

It was then
I imagined
how people lived
before Edison.

Are you kidding me?
I asked,
amazed the house
had yet to burn down.

april, two thousand twelve
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