Illustration © Eric N. Peterson


Justice Bears Your Name

Don’t wait for anything to start.
Don’t wait for your mind to clear up.
Don’t wait for the war to stop.
Don’t wait for any change to come.
Don’t wait for a night to fall.
Don’t wait for tomorrow’s dawn.
Don’t even wait for love to come.
Don’t wait for any miracle to occur.
Don’t wait for loneliness to fade away.
Don’t wait for your fate’s open arms.
Don’t wait for anything to finish.

Whatever is needless will drop behind
you will forget them without bearing a grudge,
as if there were nothing and no one to hurt
or kill you. The whole world just is and looks
like what you choose. Justice bears your name.
It will find you as a dream does. Making no
distinctions between the stripes and the stars.


David Dephy is a Georgian/American award-winning poet and novelist. The winner of the Spillwords Poetry Award, the finalist of the Adelaide Literary Awards for the category of Best Poem. He is named as A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry and The Incomparable Poet by Statorec, His works have been published and anthologized in USA, UK and all over the world by the many literary magazines, journals and publishing houses. He lives in New York.

Eric N. Peterson is from Atlanta, Ga. He’s been drawing cartoons all his life. He leans towards the absurd, imaginative, and the surreal, as that’s where all the flavor is.