poetry by j matthew waters

the end is near

the man on the street
carries a sign reading
the end is near
his hair past his shoulders
his beard twice as long
he is the living & breathing
symbol of the apocalypse
advertising what everyone knows
another mugging gone wrong
another massacre in a makeshift church
another death row inmate executed
by way of lethal injection
all examples actually disproving
what the canvassing prophet believes

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

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2 thoughts on “the end is near

  1. So relevant for the times we are living in!

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