poetry by j matthew waters

white flag

she’s in my head now
[how can she not be]
having gone off to war
without saying goodbye

she’s off to change the world
oh how I want to tell her
[but never will I speak]
how there’s nothing
left to change
only pieces to be moved

lately I’ve been dreaming
of tanks and bombs and drones
awakening my bones like clockwork
[in the year nineteen ninety-one]
waving a white flag
and bringing her back home

june two thousand nineteen
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6 thoughts on “white flag

  1. I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, but I wanted to let you know 🙂 https://earthwalkingworld.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/blogger-recognition-award/#more-2527

  2. I get shivers reading this! xo

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