poetry by j matthew waters

something is missing

the headlines are loud and clear
wars at home and abroad
national championship game
bull market stock run
millionaire lotto winners
cars swept away in mudslides
russian babies born in miami

they mean nothing when
stitched together haphazardly
presented in pretty picture frames
designed to throw us off course
like some juvenile giraffe
on a mission to make new friends
unable to see the wood for the trees

january two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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8 thoughts on “something is missing

  1. So timely, you described the current political climate perfectly. I can barely keep up with the news anymore. Too much.

  2. I saw that on the news today about Russians babies born in Miami! Crazy climate indeed!

  3. Oh, this is perfect for the current state of our world, John. So sad and frustrating, and I’m to the point where I don’t even want to watch or listen to the news. But then, I want to know if the world is ending or something big like that, you know? So, I’m seeking that balance. 🙂

  4. Missed your magical words. You sew them together so beautifully. And this is so damn true.

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