poetry by j matthew waters

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changing plans on the fly

what else is there to talk about
now that the storms have passed

I was told it would go down like this
first the great divide & then the fall

in my mind the great resignation
was more like a melancholy separation
especially when compared to the present

I’m done waiting or moving in lines
for some handout I could do without

there are plenty of other ways to escape
open your mind & I’ll show you

march two thousand twenty-two
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angels of mercy

birds of all nations storm
war-torn suburbia
switchblades and derringers
concealed under wing
blanketing rooftops and lining live wires
waiting patiently for night to fall

predawn fog smothers the moon
and silences the stars
cloaking angels of mercy
and their effortless wings
zeroing in on and sweeping away
newly orphaned refugees

november two thousand fourteen
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