Slaughter (a poem)
By Gary Corseri)
Execution, après Goya - Yan Pei-Ming - Exposition Les desastres de la guerre 1800-2014 - Musee Louvre-Lens
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Who are these fools who talk so glibly
About war, and sending messages, our role
In the world, credibility? Who elected them,
Who signs their checks, what games do they play
To climb the Ladder of Excess? Around
A table, they prop themselves, and then invade
Living rooms, kitchens, airport lounges--any
Place the gullible can hear or see them.
And this is the age of 24-7, and their bad ideas
Bathe the networks of our neurons, and
Their words drone in our restless sleep: war,
And honor; upholding values; respons-
Ibility; ability to lead; and, of course,
The next election--who's up, who's down,
Who's going to win; and why it matters.
And all of it mixed in the Great Mixer
That they'll sell you for 3 easy payments,
Plus shipping and handling.