Cold Hands

To incite hostility
with a single word;
the echoing cries
of carrion birds.

A call to war.
Alert! to arms,
To battle, kin;
hark, alarms!

All this for one
foot out of place.
A foul, a miscue,
the tongue's ingrace.

Sorry isn't that
hard to say.
But I misunderstand
why you react that way.

Talks break down
with no resolution.
Again, we settle
for quiet revolution.