poetry by j matthew waters

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the making of a rocket man

he did his hardest to pretend
he was somebody he was not
succeeding at times but mostly
faltering at no fault of his own

but as they say
there is always the next day

traveling at the speed of light
seemed to be no big deal
especially lately when time
(is of the essence)
has started it’s
inevitable disappearing act

moving forward meant
going back to school
where today’s blackboards become
filled with formulas appearing
out of thin air
where virtual cadets
(from places near and far)
inquisitively take notes of a most
intriguing destination

october two thousand sixteen
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rocket man

there’s something about the color red
that makes everything go so fast
as fast as jack rabbits
launched into space
using supersonic wrist rockets

red rockets launch into orbit
from the back yard
blasted by homemade boosters
consigned to corral space junk
circling the planet
for what seems like a millennium

old-time rocket man rocks
on the front porch
cloaked in his red suit
and plucking his guitar
reminiscing outlandishly
about space cowboys

september two thousand twelve
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