Harry Newman





  soon the generals

  will have their way

  and killing will begin

  again the modern kind

  distant and televised

  how strange it is

  to think of movies

  instead of slaughter

  when the images come

  the ones we've seen

  now so many times:

  bombs falling missiles

  skimming over suburbs

  so much like our own

  we have grown so fat

  with violence we need

  our murder super-sized

  before we can feel it

  and the smaller deaths

  the ones on the ground

  the cameras won't see

  will never be counted



  (Originally posted March 24, 2008)


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