Sunday, August 08, 2004

election fever (poem)

yesterday, aging generals
laid plans for the last war,
ignoring, testily, technology
time and change --

yesterday, politicians
stepped in to save us
from these murderous old men
in fancy uniforms --

today, living under
a different dispensation,
with war-drunk politicians
and sober generals

it slowly sinks in,
as we watch TV, why,
with a real war on our hands,
the talk is vietnam.