Tagged: war

we are at once at

we are at once at
war and peace with ourselves, finding
alliance at sea
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: alliance

prosperity red

prosperity red
is a shade sweeter than warring
red, two hues duller

than pure happiness, half a
shake more seductive than sin
.
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it takes precision

ninety-eight-point-two

ninety-eight-point-two
percent of the time, we call
for a ceasefire
after the situation
has gotten hot,
and still, not before
lives are
affected, spared
.
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here it is – the same

here it is – the same
code that makes us
human – is it the
similarities or
the differences that
make us want
to hurt each other
.
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it’s a fact –

to relent to

to relent to
this better
safe than sorry

foreign policy
is to realize
how far
we have strayed
from serving the
many
and how
easily greatness
can be redefined
.
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again and again

20080408

you are back from a fourth
combat tour in Baghdad

i don’t know why
they call it a tour, you said

it’s feeling more and more
like football –
only with guns
.
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20080219

“i’ve got to say, you don’t really…”

“are we going to have this conversation
between 3rd Avenue and Union Square?”

she tries to take his free hand as the train unlocks its brakes

“but i haven’t brought it up all week”

he pulls his hand back

“were you saving it till now?”

the train jerks into the bend
they hang on to the rails
a diverted response
.
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given that we are built
to survive,
there are clearly
not enough
wars to wrap around this
tilted earth, simply not enough
strife to spread
across jilted generations.

these halfhearted attempts
are embarrassing
at best.

come on and gear up,
children, there’s a call
to arms, and you have got to
latch onto your best
childhood venom
because the bigotry
begins with you
.
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