“Until The Them Is Me”

I’ve seen them on the nightly news —
In hi-def, pixelated streams.
And though they shroud the “why’s” and “who’s” —
no man can stifle righteous screams.
They cry for justice and for peace —
civil, human recognition.
Like you’d want for your faultless niece,
slain by errant drone munitions.
Weddings?  Children?  First responders?
A path that’s paved by precedent.
Rationalized murder wanders
till everyone’s a decedent.
And so for now I bide my time,
and pray that all will quickly see
that either way we flip the dime
the “them” will always be the “me.”

By Danbojangles

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