snakes and ladders

satellitesjoinskies as
they watch war and
torture follow a
person.

don't hide, my children,
they'll find you, blind you
as they exploit the sky
you look to.

(why do they have to
mark it as their own
you ask?)
'cause once upon a time
sovereignty

played
snake and ladders –
so now the sky is
falling,

don't worry, they can't
see you fleeing in the
background,

they slither at
you underground
as you're forced
to climb the sky.

look again,
children,
look again.