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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Soon by 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

when the smaller deaths
the ones on the ground
the cameras won’t see
will never be counted