poetry by j matthew waters

living on the blind side of the city

the more populated we become
the more dangerous are the streets
all kinds of people packing heat
be they good or bad or indifferent

I don’t own a gun and I’m beginning
to wonder if that’s a good idea
thinking the older I get
the more vulnerable I’ve become

please don’t get me wrong
even though it’s a sad state of affairs
many positive things are happening
inside cities both large and small

but in the meantime here I am
living in the present moment
pretending the problem isn’t mine
as I go about my daily life

april two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “living on the blind side of the city

  1. Thought about getting a gun. The older we are and if live alone the more vulnerable you feel.

  2. I am thinking a gun, too!

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