poetry by j matthew waters

business as usual

it doesn’t feel any different this time
but go ahead and try to convince yourself
and everyone around you that it is
and maybe a little panic might set in

this is not the last resort but with a little
improvisational creativity it certainly can be

out of an abundance of caution
we didn’t leave the house for twelve days
and when we finally did set foot outside
the local birds twitched their necks in disbelief

contrary to popular opinion it’s still safe
breathing in and breathing out this earth air

believe it or not things will get much worse
before starting to get better
but until then the wars continue to rage
and the hungry still hunger

february two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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