poetry by j matthew waters

drifting toward the omega

there is silence in the streets
a serene silence
an incomprehensible silence

there are children drifting
in the streets
war-torn children
holding hands and drifting
toward an unknown destination

the fear in their eyes
no longer exists
has been replaced
by a kind of nothingness
this world has ever seen

there are no communications
of any kind
no devices capable of
the deafening silence

and as far as the children
are concerned
they have collectively discerned
peace should never
be made in such ways

june two thousand sixteen
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8 thoughts on “drifting toward the omega

  1. An important and moving piece. Thank you!

  2. Alas, even peace has a price that is too high to pay.

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