poetry by j matthew waters

essential workers wearing knockoff sunglasses

I seem to have lost my place in line
maybe that’s not a bad thing
could be better than losing your mind

I used to walk tall among the masses
but now I’m mostly an island
deep inside these inner city streets

whenever I happen upon another
strange & solitary wanderer
my eyes tend to focus on the concrete
for fear any visual contact may spark
unwarranted reactions

I hide all needless valuables
somewhere inside my workstation
where I fill half my day with imagination

the river is only a few blocks away
I close my eyes and venture outside
believing this time I can make it

march two thousand twenty
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2 thoughts on “essential workers wearing knockoff sunglasses

  1. It is a worldwide thing. Stay safe and reach that river.

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