poetry by j matthew waters

haunted in america

forensic science is alive and well
in most of these here parts
despite what’s been codified

some internal wars are never over

collisions continue on a regular basis
like rogue comets passing through
rather unsophisticated asteroid belts

those on the ground continue to shoot
at the moon haphazardly
while snipers in the trees prefer
the precision of ropes and ladders

some past sins are not easily forgotten
let alone forgiven

this land of the free is riddled with asterisks
just look to anyone still on the run

june two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “haunted in america

  1. Brilliant…love the last stanza.

  2. Goosebumps (again)

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