poetry by j matthew waters

Archive for the tag “unloved”

Long Lost Friends

I didn’t make the bed.

I meant to take the dog for a walk.

I forgot to take the garbage out.

When I went to the store to buy some milk
and bread I ended up spending
all my money on lottery tickets.

I was late for work again and they promptly
fired me.

Years went by and I forgot everyone’s birthday.

I couldn’t afford to pay the rent so out the door I went.

I found a new world living below the surface.

I lost my dog.

As I walked the sunken streets at night
I came to realize not even death wanted me.

november two thousand thirteen
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the orphan child grew
into a selfless man
always helping others
despite the failure
to ever comprehend
his own abandonment

october two thousand twelve
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all rights reserved

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