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it wasn’t meant to be


my cell phone rings and I lift it off
the table just enough to see the number
and let it back down with a snarl

you’re not going to answer it she says

that’s right I’m not going to answer it
the number’s not in my contacts
and I don’t recognize it

maybe it’s somebody from your
attorney’s office with some
good news she says

believe me that call was not from my
attorney’s office

what are you laughing at she says
I’m just saying maybe you’re rich
and you don’t even know it


april two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

million dollar app


i’ve been working on this app idea
the kind you buy at the app store
and somehow magically appears
on your smartphone
which really isn’t just a phone
but a device
that attaches itself to your body
all day and all night
regulating your bodily functions
telling you when your glucose is low
and your blood pressure high
monitoring your communication activity
both on and offline
and offering to be your second best friend
even though your dog
already knows better


january two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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