poetry by j matthew waters

before or after midterms

we’ve not decided who should stay
and who needs to go

there’s much politicking going on
in the backroom &
the alleyways
while deep inside
the singers & the dancers
relentlessly work their magic

the strategists were called away
hours ago just as the
local brewery rolled in
another dozen kegs

word has it nobody is really
calling the shots anymore
while white men in the map room
throw axes & hatchets at
larger than life bullseyes

may two thousand twenty-one
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2 thoughts on “before or after midterms

  1. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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