existence becomes nothingness…

existence becomes nothingness

breaths become labor
eyes empty of joy’s last tears
fears with each heartbeat
the cloth of humanity
torn away by war has left
us all ignored naked beasts
lost in the darkness of life

 

 

had they found the body sooner…

had they found the body sooner...

a child
appears to be
school-age
the lifeless form
was found
lying
in a hospital bed
breathing tubes
in
place
no evidence
of
foul play
but
the parents reported
the child
was
forced
to go
to school
without a mask
governor’s mandate
and
although
the governor’s fingerprints
were not found
at
the scene of the crime
on
the child’s body
given
the passage
of
time to death
he remains
the prime
suspect

 

incestuous family affair…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

blue eyes
now
opaque
time
of
deaths
undeterminable
skeletal remains
indicate
ages
below
ten 
cause
of
death
the
precise mechanisms
of
striking
enemy positions
such
demands
on
munitions
to
eliminate
this
budding
terrorist’s threat
requires
a billion dollars
of
emergency funding
to
replenish
defense systems
to
be paid
by
american
taxpayers
to
assure
future
elections
not
protection