poetry by j matthew waters

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in the great wide open

get in the car
it’s time to check out
what’s happened

to our america
shot to hell & barely
hanging on

her metropolises
on life support
held hostage by ordinary

people who became
ordinary prisoners
on no account of their own

people once promised
life & liberty &
the pursuit of peaceful

instead left to defend
turf on their own terms

get back in the car
& discover the alternative
in the great wide open

july two thousand twenty-one
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