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poetry by j matthew waters

sane for a day


stabbing practice takes place
in the second hour
children flashing big knives
and little swords
some pretending
to be bilbo with sting
others luke skywalker wielding
imaginary lightsabers

from an early age they learn
to deflect bullets
flying from all directions
whether head on
or through windows and walls
using state of the art
mind over matter techniques

teachers keep proclaiming
world sanity day is not far away
but in the meantime daily
practice and simulated attacks
coexist with pop quizzes
and outdoor recesses




october two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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