poetry by j matthew waters

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watching the network news at the starlight

I keep saying to myself
there are too many people living
[and dying] on this planet
and if recently played out events
are any indication
I say I may be onto something

for some reason I keep thinking
about the word ‘sustainable’
exactly what it’s supposed to mean
to the likes of people like me
doing their damnedest
just to survive

you were supposed to meet me
at the starlight at 5 pm
but now it’s going on seven
and I’m nursing my final final
working up the strength
to start walking back home

february two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

yesterday’s news

the headlines don’t concern me
unless I’m in them
or someone I know
and then I want to have some input
regarding the font type
and the font size
and all that jazz

I could just see myself
being that guy behind
the glass office saying
listen here I need a story
and I think I need it yesterday
so you better deliver
or else you’ll be buying
milk and bread with food stamps

next thing I know that dead-beat writer
is sticking one of those
spy gun slash ballpoint pens
underneath my chin
telling me he’s more than willing
to blast me all the way to the front page
for just a little notoriety

july two thousand thirteen
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all rights reserved

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