mankind…

mankind

we are dead stardust
catastrophic remnants
orphans of the universe
perhaps that explains
our inhuman behaviors

a familiar conversation…

a familiar conversation

geo-politicos
sit in up-scale
coffee shops
discussing the impact
of
current events
on the economy
while
in gaza
they bury children
from indiscriminate bombing
no discussion of
war crimes
malaysian airliner
shot from the sky
described in the press
as a
crash
scores died
no
discussion
of
war crimes
one person
brings up
that time when
a Soviet jet fighter
killed a us congressman
that was
a korean airliner
as he recalls
also
shot down
with hundreds
murdered
no discussion
of
war crimes
but
the conversation turns
to
how criminal
it was
to
charge
for
cold bagels
when
served
late