Friday, March 22, 2024

My Whole Life by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Dirty down and under
I haven't had a bath in years

don't get me wrong
I take showers sometimes
washing the blood off

I've fought our wars
here in the states
under the table I'm a better shot

never married
but plenty of divorces
false papers I always fall for

I've never cried
not even when I was born

I'm undercover

My whole life
a prayer.


Stephen Jarrell Williams has had over a thousand poems published here and there and distant places where the light still glows. He can be found on X/Twitter @papapoet