poetry by j matthew waters

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he was a number cruncher
hadn’t much time for cause & effect
[that is] until he started counting down the days

you see on theoretical paper
everything for him was black & white
—it’s where things added up with the help of
simple mathematics & determination
eventually becoming balanced
one way or the other

near the end the numbers went negative
underground so to speak
forcing him to change his ways
pursuing fractions of himself
inside newly discovered wormholes

may two thousand twenty-three
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to be continued

there is strength in numbers
whether advancing or
retreating in dead of night

something rushed through last night
like a freight train unannounced
leaving in its wake
an odd curiosity

to go onto the next metropolis
that is the trick
sometimes easier said than done
depending upon weather conditions
and level of determination

somehow you find yourself
smack dab in middle of caravan
cruising down interstate thirty-five
final destination to be continued

december two thousand seventeen
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all rights reserved

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