poetry by j matthew waters

time bleeds

time bleeds
pauses for no reason
and a scab forms

people come & go
and I am right there
intermingling amongst them
not really thinking
simply doing
like a dedicated army ant

time bleeds
stopping by applying
making origami
shutting it down
at least temporarily

time bleeds
a passed on genetic defect
a character flaw
an embarrassment having
to leave the show
for no apparent reason

incapable of discovering
the beginning or the end
I’ll not retire the thought
that what I don’t yet know
will one day be revealed

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

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