poetry by j matthew waters

out on their own

you see them often from all kinds of angles
there right in front of you
real life people dying on real life stages
up close and in your face
in color and featured on screens of any size
delivered to the comfort of your own home
or wherever you may be roaming

though they may look like you
may have your eyes or nose or cheekbone
they don’t share your problems
their predicaments are nothing but a distraction
or occasionally interesting
like a saturday morning wildlife show
where all the creatures of the world
figure everything out on their own

march two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “out on their own

  1. There is a reason my TV is rarely on.. but still reading about it makes it more concerning and less numbing.

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