poetry by j matthew waters

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missing in action

there’s nothing to see here
everybody move along

when authority figures
tell people to move along
chances are
there is plenty to see

the shooting took place
and by lunch time
two dwellings & three
vehicles were taped off

there was plenty of talk
but not much action
& those with pics or vids
on their person
most likely kept them
close to the vest

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

keep america beautiful

I’ve not kept pace with current
events or the latest trends
their importance taking a back seat
to larger issues begging explanation
such as the meteoric rise of trigger happy maniacs
unleashing a wave of unforgiving tipping points
turning my little corner of the world
into something other than beautiful

may two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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