poetry by j matthew waters

a matter of black and white

he said she was dying
though it was not the first time
and by the time I got there
everybody had left

gone dancing they all did
as I would come to later understand
once re-released from custody

madonna had been dead for years
I tried to explain to anyone
(who would listen)
but I could go no further
having sworn allegiance to silence

I am certain I was framed
but unable to present proof
other than once a black sheep
always an easy target

june two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “a matter of black and white

  1. You cannot wash the black sheep

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