poetry by j matthew waters

orchestrated violence in the night sky

sixty minutes and counting
where did everyone go
they must not realize
the fun is just beginning

it may be true some things
we stopped talking about
but that doesn’t mean
we can’t continue to celebrate
what little wins we have left

thirty minutes and counting
lost souls beginning to wonder
should they come back to earth
and try this all over again

why do we shelter our children
when we know most of them
eventually become adults
more than capable of deciding
what’s in their best interest

tee minus ten as they say
time to decide once and for all
do we blast off enthusiastically
or remain forever grounded

february two thousand twenty
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