poetry by j matthew waters

Summer of violence

Lennon once sang about happiness
being a warm gun
an ironic musing in the final analysis
and something that always
struck me as très bizarre

Where I’m going here is nowhere
over forty years later
hundreds of Lennon’s killed per day
(by way of a warm gun)
in these Violent States of America

july two thousand twenty-one
copyright j matthew waters
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2 thoughts on “Summer of violence

  1. A paradox, do you think, humanity and its creation.

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