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Slaughter (a poem)

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Execution, après Goya - Yan Pei-Ming - Exposition Les desastres de la guerre 1800-2014 - Musee Louvre-Lens
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,

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