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poetry by j matthew waters

shopping list


how many of them are us
born without a homeland
left to find your own identity

displacement is not new
go ask any dinosaur
having survived the initial blast

news of a madman’s war
infiltrates the airwaves
something old is new again

the house down the street
caught fire overnight
will probably take a year to repair

I look out the bay window
counting my blessings
adding peanut butter to the list





february two thousand twenty-two
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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5 thoughts on “shopping list

  1. Lovely, the last verse puts everything in perspective.

  2. And isn’t this the way we are? There has to be a better way – certainly there are enough resources for what we need, what is lacking is the willingness to create equality. And what do you do with a despot?
    Great poem.

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