poetry by j matthew waters

lunatic fringe & blind eyes

scores of countries
are currently at war

can you name them
can you name them all

insurgencies & civil
drug & trade
so many wars in so little time
death & destruction
urban cities or rural countryside
children & women
men & animals
mass murdered by war
recycled like raw material

leaders become illegitimate
in a matter of minutes
pushing buttons
calling on their machines
to massacre before our very eyes
this the twenty-first century

march two thousand twenty-two
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3 thoughts on “lunatic fringe & blind eyes

  1. 21st or 12th? It seems we have learned nothing but how to slaughter on a grander scale.

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