poetry by j matthew waters

I’ve got a little boat and she’s seaworthy

somehow I continue to live here
expansive and dangerous
stretching from ocean to ocean
long after the continents
lost its interconnectedness

we make music out of trees
and jewelry out of oysters
how is it we can’t make peace
out of the most basic tenets
all religions seem to practice

elections and appointments
aren’t working any better
than heritage or privilege
ordinary people standing up
and speaking out perilously

change is at hand and the end
is near continue to play out
like a broken historical record
replaying sunday hangings
and friday crucifixions

september two thousand nineteen
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8 thoughts on “I’ve got a little boat and she’s seaworthy

  1. Lovely work, and very true and thoughtful words

  2. Pingback: SoSS #12- 14/09/2019 – Jupiter's Lair

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