poetry by j matthew waters

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uncle sam is no benevolent king

there is no royalty in america
perhaps that is what we are missing
a figurehead family that occasionally
admonishes its government
whenever it goes astray

with royalty in america
ordinary children would have
royal offspring to relate to and admire
watching them grow up and
learning from their mistakes
instead of following the likes of
movie stars and overpaid athletes
and career politicians whose
best interests rarely align
with their own constituents

but alas here in america
all we have are american baseball
american football
american cinema
american pie (and chevrolet)
oh yes
all we have are presidents
who come and go
while the machinery behind the scenes
continues to grease that which none of us
can truly ever change

january two thousand seventeen
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