poetry by j matthew waters

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keeping in sync with boulder colorado

your life
is in the palm of your hand
sometimes you charge it
by day
other times by night
depending upon so many factors
some of which
are under your control
but mostly most of which
are certainly not

there will come a day
people will no longer
need to plug themselves in
but rather be recharged
by the bright yellow sun
constantly coming
in & out of their lives
like atomic clockwork

august two thousand twenty-two
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redundant by day and night

checking and rechecking for updates
going on twenty-four hours now
can’t seem to connect to the server
so I reboot and try again
reboot and try

in the background
memory reminds me lab work
is scheduled at eight a.m.
fasting time is twelve hours
but pints of ale in the fridge
keep calling my name
keep calling
my name

taking a break
I check my vital signs
blood pressure check
heart rate check
body fat better recheck
pop up window says
could lose a few pounds
lose a few pounds

this dog on my lap is dying
not enough room to be updated
not enough memory
not enough sleep
rustic technology rewiring my framework
keeping me up past midnight
rebooting and tipping tall boys
rebooting and tipping
tall boys

december two thousand eighteen
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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
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patent pending

we labored to perfect
the replication of a hollowed
muscle application
centrally located and rhythmically
circulating essential oils
throughout the entire framework
of contemporary tin men

november two thousand twelve
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