poetry by j matthew waters

sixty minutes

I turn on the television and catch
this eighty-something say how “they”
saved millions of lives by having
people cease smoking

(of course I assumed he was
talking about cigarettes)

he was quite proud of himself
going on to say how good he feels
when looking in the mirror

of course I took what he had
to say out of context
(and nearly contemptuously)
certain that jesus would have
handled himself entirely differently

april two thousand seventeen
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4 thoughts on “sixty minutes

  1. I had a very similar feeling… the rich live on a different plane…

  2. Love it Now on said:

    😀 I like this sharp humor

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