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Syria

We’ve been here before .
at the abyss’ edge daring
ourselves to stare right in ;
cajoling one another
with all the fervour
of middle ranking bank executives
leaving work late to-night;
With wifey and kids at home ,
and the endless toil of years
wearying your souls over
mortgages ,cars ,holidays
and that swedish furniture ;
We’ve been here before ,
gesticulating with wagging finger
at the madman ,the lunatic ,the psychopath ,
the sociopath ,the misanthrope ,the zealot ,
the bigot ,the fanatic ,the extremist ,
the revolutionary ,the reactionary ;
those who know what the game is really all about ,
zero sum.
No way out.
We’ve been here before.

Reqiuem For A Small Town

It will be quiet in Newtown tonight ,

it’ll be quiet for a while yet ;

The town that kept safe and itself to itself ,

out of mind like other towns

in other states and other lands ,

is no longer out of the glare

and clamour and lenses of a world

that must now intrude

in towns just like

Newtown in Connecticut :

where keeping safe and itself to itself

ended when madness spoke its lines

with a sound and a fury

and all their innocent yesterdays

went out ,out.