poetry by j matthew waters

springtime festivals

things that crash and clash
like overbought stock markets
and preposterous accessories
blowing up in a single session
and overtaking empty streets
where st. patrick day parades
weave in and out of the hearts
of plump little girls and boys
scooping up wrapped candy
thrown by spooks in makeshift floats
clad in green and grey spacesuits
pants pockets turned inside out

march two thousand twenty
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4 thoughts on “springtime festivals

  1. This poem evokes the nostalgia of crowds, joy and enthusiasm.

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