poetry by j matthew waters

dying in interesting times

it looks like the end is near
as if nineteen sixty-one
were alive & well

this time the pigs
have been replaced by bats
[though having gone by the wayside]
replaced by carefully selected letters
from the greek alphabet

too many distractions
from all parts of the world
locking down & opening up
the new flavor of the day
comes in any color except
eggshell white

we’re not allowed to discuss
certain things anymore
elected officials having become
jokers & clowns
publishing numbers by way of tweets
and scaring all the children
who have little time left to live

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

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2 thoughts on “dying in interesting times

  1. You said it!! On and on and on… interesting times indeed.

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