poetry by j matthew waters

god have mercy on their souls

violence breeds violence
how am I not next to fall victim
unless forever denying
my own spirituality

daily horoscope reads
steer clear of stone temples
making sure to feed your dog
before feeding your own face

it matters not the holiday
be it passover or easter or diwali
ramadan or day of the dead
wherever worshipers gravitate
the sun continues to rise

april two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
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3 thoughts on “god have mercy on their souls

  1. Hard to understand our world my friend. Heavy sadness felt for the many lost to violence. I understand your words.

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