poetry by j matthew waters

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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
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american apathy

i heard it through the grapevine
was playing on the radio
when they interrupted to announce
the president had been shot

it was the marvin gaye version
the one released a year after
gladys knight & the pips put it out
back in nineteen sixty-seven

i tried calling the radio station
to ask how necessary it was
to cut into such a classic song
but i just couldn’t get through

october two thousand twelve
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