poetry by j matthew waters

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paper cut

shredded paper on the countertop
serrated knife inside the kitchen sink

whose blood is that she asks
pointing to the countertop
and I respond innocently saying what blood

those droplets of blood making a trail
from this shredded paper on the counter
all the way to the kitchen sink

oh that blood I say
and she reiterates yes that blood

I wouldn’t know I say
I just got here
my eyes looking away as my feet
rock from heel to toe
sleeveless arms wrapped behind my back

april two thousand twenty
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