poetry by j matthew waters

like cats with endless lives

human history isn’t about to change
course anytime soon

the underground is rising again
and the unrest is unstoppable

at least into the foreseeable

everywhere hearts are breaking
shred to pieces from so many angles
mother nature
bad politics
random and not so random acts of violence
organized crime
and disorganized war

vendettas never die
they just get tossed to the next
generation like a hot potato
and while sometimes they get buried deep
they can’t stay underground forever

all the while the sun keeps rising from the east
giving us second chances

july two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “like cats with endless lives

  1. Thank goodness for that final couplet – I was about to weep with despair.

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