Another dog will get a reward, chew splinters
Another girl will get hit in the nose—nothing serious—
stars on impact. Another.
So much to chew. To hit. At the murdered boy’s funeral
a shining baby sucks his own sweet toes—
Time is not finished with children
So much to escape. To fight—. Buried
children like nuclear waste
Crackling under our fields, half-lives
leaking. To leak. To spill. In this country,
Another country. In our ideas, hidden tyranny
of a single idea:
Erase complexity. Pull down each
obdurate thing, small.
Because a lie
At least, at first. Another lie.
Another. Like the ones we live by _________.