poetry by j matthew waters

sometime after palm sunday

it’s palm sunday and almost anyone
who gives a rip is doing high-fives
in web browsers and church parking lots

there’s a long line of cars stretched
for blocks near the epicenter of history
as if the life of the most famous person
in the city is hanging in the balance

in the old days there were no combustible
engines making the skies sadder
than they already are
mourners journeying to burial grounds
for what seemed to take a day or two or three

april two thousand twenty
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2 thoughts on “sometime after palm sunday

  1. This might be my favorite of all time! xo

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