War Birds (or, mission accomplished)

By Elvira

The WARBIRD                                  has                               NO Soul
it                      is                                  only
a Fabricated Body.
Silently, it                    hovers                         over a : town
arms depot
school
It                                           cares NOT                   who, or
what is there:
The Mission                          is                                  to Destroy.
Kill
Shatter lives.

In darkness,                                                              the Operator
sits.                              Technology
is                                  wonderful”
I’m SAFE,                                                                  and yet, I do
my job
as ordered.

The target: Whatever.                                                         The MISSION
is                                  important.
Do Your Job
Do Your Job                                                              press that button
THAT’S YOUR JOB.

So you Do.
You                              watch                          the innocent
slave’s
Body
EXPLODE                     Blood
Guts
Head.
Not since Edward I               has                               Drawing and
Quartering
Been so vivid!

Go Home.                                                                 Hit your wife.
Hit your children
Dream                         of Body Parts
Coming                        at you.
But Remember,                                                       the Mission was
Accomplished.
Sweaty dreams
Abuse to Loved Ones
Are only
“collateral
casualties”
to the Commander

And, as                                                                                 YOU
point                            your gun
to your Head
Remember:                 Mission
ACCOMPLISHED.

August 2014

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