poetry by j matthew waters

this land is our land

one piece of paper filled with legalese
tells me something opposite
of what I thought to be true

I’m finding what’s mine isn’t exactly
what I imagined
especially since ill-equipped
to put up a fight be it physical
or intellectual or otherwise

I’m not interested in reliving
the wild wild west
squatting or dueling
or taking it to the streets
where sheriffs and marshals
take the law into their own hands
whether by what’s been writ
or by brute force

june two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “this land is our land

  1. Deep 👌🏼

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