poetry by j matthew waters

born to be an assassin

there’s been talk of re-education camps
for children of certain parents
thinking maybe just maybe
the countryside might be saved

for what’s happening inside the city
will take decades to decipher
and those trapped inside
will forever be beholden to the sun

some ways out are costlier than others
such as escapee versus recruit
the former barreling past borders
the latter anything but in a hurry

january two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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3 thoughts on “born to be an assassin

  1. John, you’re awesome. I love your work.

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