Sunday, July 26, 2020


Headlines are a master of disguise.
When speaking about war they say
civilian casualties,
never murders,
because the latter would naturally
prompt one to ask:
did the murdering?
And let’s just say
don’t want you to ask
too many questions when they
push the button,
send the bomb.
You’re to supposed to nod in unison with
and walk away,
like they do,
smug in the notion
those “casualties”
could not have been avoided;
such a shame.

You do realize, however,
could just as easily
pull the trigger
on you, and again,
your casualty
could not have been avoided;

again, such a shame.

*Published by Central Coast Poetry Shows on 7/26/20