poetry by j matthew waters

after the verdict

we’re doing something
different today
but you shouldn’t have
a problem with that

the city is already boiling over
and by nightfall
it won’t be safe at all

we’ve got no time
to board up the main floor windows
we’ll pack a bag
and take some valuables
and pray for our
eventual return

some say there is safety
in numbers
but this time
that’s the exact definition
to an exception to the rule

april two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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4 thoughts on “after the verdict

  1. walking or running
    on a tightrope
    in the wind

    be like a bird

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