To the World

please stop beheading


I stopped

Watching the news

When they killed you

a second time


Don’t watch 

said the talking heads

your head fell


one less head

two less eyes

three more dead


you became your work

you were on the 6:30 news

you were the front page story

when I woke up

your stories were buried

along with your head


“Poetry, even bad poetry, may be our final hope” – Ed Abbey 


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