"did you hear?"
that same image
played a thousand times
of course you can't forget
that's unpatriotic
you can never forget
what's etched inside your mind
that sick aloofness
you feel in every crowd
that disgusting awe
of humanity at its worst
another year passes
and another
and we're still finding out
lies, mistakes, misdeeds
and the same people at the lead
fighting the wrong wars
death begets more killing
and all we can do
is turn the television off.

TMK 9.12.2006