poetry by j matthew waters

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meet me at tokyo bay

the wind is picking up
bringing us closer to tokyo
than previously announced

we are lost inside
this smallish planet
inside a slightly larger planet
like a shell within a shell
(within a shell)

new york can go to hell
these omniscient lights
convey greater meaning
mainly due to carbon dating

released from our cages
we are free to roam
like damselflies & dragonflies
coexisting in the city center

june two thousand twenty-one
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jesus from tokyo

I saw jesus on tokyo bay
speaking spanglish and
directing fishing boats
like a venerable traffic cop

dressed in seamless jeans
and oversized shirt
he unveiled the sun with his hands
welcoming all to follow in his wake

docking close to disney at night
the city prefect greeted him with
flowers and rings and keys
proceeding to escort his entourage
to the enchanted tiki room

swapping stories and feasting
on the day’s catch
tourists gradually gathered round
sampling the uncooked bounty
imported from half a world away

april two thousand fifteen
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