poetry by j matthew waters

changing of the guard

winter came early this year
and nobody seemed
to give a damn

instead everyone was frozen
glued to their personal devices
as if they were mere machines

screams coming from across
the pond fell on deaf ears
except for those cheering
from the other side

meanwhile dark-eyed juncos
just got back in town today
while fat-breasted robins
continued to hang out
for some dumb reason

november two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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10 thoughts on “changing of the guard

  1. There are layers beneath the surface here.

  2. Wonderful write.

  3. awesome, the last line made me chuckle 🙂

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