poetry by j matthew waters

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Don’t you know
Talking about a revolution?
It sounds like a whisper

          — Tracy Chapman

it’s already here
don’t you feel your life
dramatically changing
what little wealth
you may have possessed
gone like a whisper

don’t you know
everyone is running
running away
from reality
don’t you know
they’re talking about
a revolution

it’s not too late
to turn the tables
to get out while the
getting’s good
jumping ship or
leaving the welfare lines
before it’s too late

july two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

get away

I know Tracy has access to a fast car
but that’s not gonna make it for me
I’m thinking there must be a better way

nonetheless she’s in the background
singing the same song in a different key
comforting me when I need it most
reminding me there’s always another way

yeah I’ve got a job that pays all the bills
but I’m thinking working for a living
can get you only so far
that driving a fast car is fun for awhile
unless of course you can make it fly

august two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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