Dogs 2010

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED
(11/23/10)


big news

the Koreans
are shooting
at each other

again

two known
dead

meanwhile
on the same
continent

350
perish
at an annual
celebration
in Cambodia
to honor
a military victory
won over
eight
centuries
ago

350
human lives
snuffed
by a stampede
at a water
festival
feting some
long past
glory

I was
concerned
about the Korean
incident
as it led
the news
accompanied
by warlike
dramatic
prose

the Cambodian
catastrophe
came later
and was blurted
as if
some sporting
result

the level
of insanity
implied
is staggering

I lost all hope
sagging noticeably
against a wall
whimpering
a bit

why fire
artillery?

drop
a party
on those poor
bastards

bomb
them
with bar
mitzvahs

shell
them
with baby
showers

compromise
their water
supply
with champagne

why wage
war
when we
can wield
our fun-edged
soiree sword
instead?

slice
them down
with celebratory
nonsense
ad nauseum

the death
counts
will be much
higher

partying
to die
our Darwinian
natures
will suffice

my fears
misplaced
all these years
I rush
to enlist
in the nearest
service

for safety's
sake