Dogs 2006

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
(12/28/06)


I know
what the words
are meant to convey
but they seem a pathetic
post hoc paste-over
a feeble attempt
to legitimize
a truly horrific
event

"to kill inhumanely
or barbarously
as in warfare"
is one definition
that my dated
New World
gives for
murder

it seems
to apply
in these
soul torturing
cases of
casualty

so
to hear
the trite epitaph
voiced over the picture
of another dead young soldier
during a TV commercial break
in order to hype
the local news
seems particularly
heinous

the ultimate insult
perhaps instead
to the deceased
their family
friends
and fellow
citizens
in arms

it is all
so fucking
hopeless
and
no human
has an
answer

we shall
always
kill
each other

it seems
to be
our nature