discrete deaths…

discrete deaths...

rarely found
on
page one
and
almost never
listing
the names
of
those murdered
instead
a monotone
vague portrayal
of
human lives
is
presented
as if
they were
some inert
objects
that were
merely
crushed
and
should be
of
no concern
to you
but
the assassins
carried out
their heinous
deeds
saying
hallowed be thy name
your name
for
you
are society’s
holy ones
whose lives
are
to be protected
at
all costs
from those
different
from
you
whether
it be
a child
or
a pregnant woman
combatant
or
noncombatant
nothing matters
but
thy
holy name

from the surface of the earth…

from the face of the earth

has israel
and
others
become
the
fourth reich
an embodiment
of
hitler’s
demonic purification
of
a nation
has
the blood
shed
become
the shield
for
atrocities
committed
with
ss precision
to
cleanse
the land
of
all those different
justified
by
hitler’s
emulation
of
the united states
seizing land
pushing
indigenous peoples out
or
massacring
women
children
and
all
who opposed
injustice
whether
they’re
fighting
or
praying
the
objective
is
the same
to
clear the land

 

 

resolute…

resolute

i will have
no
brand upon my skin
whether
it
be
for
pledging allegiance
or
human bondage
neither
will serve
my
soul
nor
insure
one moment
of
my life
so
i
will have
no
cattle brand
upon
my skin
and
if branded
by
force
i shall
remove
that skin
even
if
death
surely
follows

 

 

emotional pantomime…

emotional pantomime

a wake
not the time
for
a family reunion
so
there will be
no
final goodbyes
what
we are
and
were
will remain
rusted
in ignorance
of
each other
choices
you
made
now
nothing
can free
the hands
of
time

so what’s the difference…

so what's the difference

so
here’s
the thing
i’m gonna be
dead
soon
without
any
written
or
signed
guarantee
by
all parties
concerned
about
what
does
or
does not
happen
next
that
to me
is
not
the
promised afterlife
but
what
i’ve been
living
for
years