poetry by j matthew waters

the gods must be pleased

though questions will forever remain
there is much to be done now

consumption of all sorts is alive & well
fresh oranges from a tree
from the good earth various shades of greens
on the store shelves boxes of reds
and jars of blues & yellows

in an otherwise empty playground
two children commandeer colors of their own
crawling across the concrete like spiders
delivering subliminal messages
by stamping down grotesque images

once accomplishing the task at hand
they look at each other
at their own rainbow faces
smiling & shrugging their shoulders
telepathically agreeing
the gods must be pleased

september two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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