poetry by j matthew waters

made in america

playing monopoly halfway seriously
building hotels on mediterranean avenue
all the while dabbling in regional politics

you might find expats inside crossfire cafe
plying chocolate lattes and rolling dice
taking undue risks for a small piece of the pie

since when were any of us ever really safe
whether rebuilding railroads or utilities
dodging bullets or thrown shoes
all of which were likely made in america

january two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “made in america

  1. a serious message told tongue in cheek…nice

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