poetry by j matthew waters

losing a whole year

while staying on the down low
I kept an ear to the ground
and an eye to the sky
surmising how many hours
would pass before the start
of the next armed conflict

after giving up on solving
the odds for world peace
I moved on to other worldly problems
proposing solutions with a
little help from friends
living inside my head

while good-meaning people
feared I had been brainwashed
by some religious cult
I’ll be damned if it was me
walking in the shadows these past
three hundred sixty-five days

september two thousand fifteen
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6 thoughts on “losing a whole year

  1. it is difficult to live in HOPE…but we must persevere!

  2. peace feels further away than ever

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