Self preservation…

War begins

not with skin,

age

culture

gender

fact.

Guns of war

stir from threats by anything unlike it self,

blood on the hands of women and men

for survival,

of race

colors

goods

lands

entitlements

gods.

Streets of democracy decaying

for self preservation.

Streets of gold paved with the cries of the innocent.

Lies of the elect have brought us to,

hatred,

divisions,

crumbling societies

structures no longer erect

wars in silence

justify death.