poetry by j matthew waters

angels of mercy

birds of all nations storm
war-torn suburbia
switchblades and derringers
concealed under wing
blanketing rooftops and lining live wires
waiting patiently for night to fall

predawn fog smothers the moon
and silences the stars
cloaking angels of mercy
and their effortless wings
zeroing in on and sweeping away
newly orphaned refugees

november two thousand fourteen
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10 thoughts on “angels of mercy

  1. Contemporary events put into verse – this is how news travelled in days of old and how Bard’s once earned their keep. Well done Bard.

  2. This is so scary.. yes the last lines all came together to the grizzliness of current events…

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