anytime the sky is crying

Thank you J Matthew Waters for your consistently engaging words.

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I’ll be damned if I had good
reason chasing any fool thing
for a pat on the back
or some sort of medal that later
winds up in the river

I’ll be damned if I knew
what I’d do next
if I didn’t have money
to pay the rent

At least I got enough scratch
to frequent the Irish district
twice or thrice a week
swapping sailor stories
with make-believe monsters
who never remember your name

Chasing any fool thing at least
gives a man a little hope
like a little piece of sunshine
stuffed inside his pocket
never understanding its power
until it’s almost too late


december two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “anytime the sky is crying

  1. like a little piece of sunshine
    stuffed inside his pocket
    Reminds of that song of my early childhood, Perry Como I think, “Catch a falling star and put it your pocket, save it for a rainy day…” I wanted to do this but never tried because I knew my mother would beat the livin’ S _ _ _ outta me for burning a hole in my pants.

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