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poetry by j matthew waters

help is on the way


we’ve been trying to make sense of it all
since nineteen sixty something
give or take a few millennia

on the five o’clock news a man calling himself jesus
exercises his 5th amendment rights in real time
most talking heads agreeing he never did anything
wrong other than being born out of wedlock

meanwhile jet airliners fly practically
all by themselves some 38,000 feet above sea level
transporting paper clips and paper dolls and pandas
future puppet presidents securely strapped in
sitting backwards in first class

on the ground firefighters stand at the ready
as well as crows and sparrows and army ants
dandelions growing undetected between the crevices




november two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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