so there are children refugees
Libya too dangerous to stay
Israel and Palestine
Syria chemical weapons
Ukraine earth to air weapons
at some point we are going
to have to figure out a better system
than the greater distraction
back and forth
who will hit the ball next?
we worked so HARD to be at each other’s throats
GOP on one side
reasonable people on the other
like a chemically reactive state
ping pong bash
now the question of who sides with what
the scream, “corruption!”
the scream, “propaganda!”
the rolling eyes that have no choice
because it comes down to one thing in conflict
conflict is the forgiven break from work
eat, poop, and die
our one redeeming chore
you think man is higher than that?
this hell has been designed
specifically with millions of roads
that go nowhere
and sing repeated songs
but that is one side of the coin only
a coin bought with eager minds
the perfect traps
will tomorrow remember who you are?
will your silence awaken?
will the soul champion whispered ties?
a short sword was made for longer battles
and so time will smile
because we never were far apart