poetry by j matthew waters

the day of the sentencing

he was so polite
he said yes ma’am
and no thank you
even asking permission
to use the bathroom

while he was away
everyone agreed
something terribly
went haywire upstairs
while everyone else
stood by fast asleep

march two thousand thirteen
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2 thoughts on “the day of the sentencing

  1. ‘stood by – fast asleep’? that is intriguing

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