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I saw first
Dante’s Hell spew from the ground
wars charged with infidelity
cheated humanity behind closed curtains

we, violent creatures
fill caskets with fresh roses
should they have dried first
Life underground sounds dull

the smiths and the Jones
a few blocks down a battlefield
honesty carved into a rotting log
we save none for ourselves

give and take
did greed rule wrath
or sloth, drinking coffee in the corner
Did we ever rule ourselves?

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Man in the black sedan,
the furious crowd bellowing
only a single tainted window against a tempest
They and us
us vs them
the real culprits in the shadows laugh.

Puppets always took the heat,
the blame, the hate,
I remember one, the kindest man
withdrawn too much by fellow “friends”
tossed to wolves,
ate by lions,
never a single soul looked behind.

It must be him! they scream
or darn picketers!
pick a side, you’ll never find the right
or the wrong–
they know people–
No one digs with obvious truth

and so they stay behind the curtains
licking butter off their fingers chuckling,
what an easy game,
what such fools we are.

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