Sunday, June 1, 2014


memorial day 2014: same shit, different day

human hubris makes men worship
gods created in their image

their anger and hatred  made holy
when attributed to a domineering father god.

so much has been destroyed in gods' names;
we should  cringe from the day's news

of the belligerent posturing of boys
dressed up as men, playing

with human lives as if they were plastic figures,
killing and dying to defend arbitrary  borders,

lines drawn in sand soaked with blood
both innocent and corrupt

Nature doesn't differentiate:
she maintains silent equanimity

while turning blood to nutrients,
bones to fertilizer, graveyards to grass

a hundred years from now, will other voices  ask
where have all the young men gone gone?

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