taken to a nearby hospital
the city was on fire
and I was like a lost lamb
roaming past identical houses
hoping the next turn opens up
to a countryside I once knew by heart
they say the nightlife is the best here
where the most beautiful people gathered
to forget the past
but then it was gone in a flash
like a trick of the mind
there you see it
there you don’t
limbs gyrating like an egyptian
believing just about anything
there was a man with a staff
crying out in the city center
where the river divided the land
and though I was perfectly lost
I heard him clearly above the
sirens and screams and
january two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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It feels like many things are gone in a flash lately…things we counted on
yes, it sure does.
prophetic and disturbing and good
Thank you, Lara
And this make me think of Istanbul…
I can certainly understand why…
I wish this was like facebook and instead of a ‘like’ I could put my tears. You capture lots of confusion and terror here. a whole story. A sad one.
thank you Denise – I hope the world starts healing soon….
life leaves bruises (John Irby – Red Tailed rescue) Some hurts never heal. If we do not change attitudes scars will be permanent.