Searching for Peace

You want it darker , we kill the flame
Leonard Cohen

Everything is possible , yet all seems lost

Massacres too many to remember or number

Numbing down , habituated to this madness

To some unnamed war on innocent citizens

Milking the sacred cows to the edge of slavery

Until we can’t feel anymore, coming slyly

We don’t know the truths, they are hidden

Within the exalted lives of oligarchs in apocalyptic bunkers ?

Paranoid genocide , toxic fumes wafting through the cracks

Disintegrating abodes and bodies , no immunity

A new utopia, a shimmering mirage , you squint .

Insidious and idiopathic, this is universal coverage

Losing the game before we knew it was played.

If you want peace , prepare for war .
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Igitur qui desiderat pacem , praeparet bellum.