poetry by j matthew waters

hundreds of missing children

narrow slashes of daylight
creep along wood floor
filtering in through tall and narrow
opaque windows on either
side of closed front door

outside it’s 99 degrees fahrenheit
all the shades are drawn
gray tiger sprawled out
on same wood floor
conflicted by uncontrollable
desires to chasing butterflies

fan blades rotate circularly
redistributing manufactured air
breathed in by robo-occupants
out of touch with outside world
where hundreds of children go missing

may two thousand eighteen
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2 thoughts on “hundreds of missing children

  1. I thought a lot of those children lost when taken into care… you can just speculate into what terrible void.

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