#108/2-8-2015

sleighted

the journalist’s
dozen year lie
about a war story
is
the story.

the dozen year war
isn’t
the story.

the dozen year war
is never
the story.

the war is so big
we only notice
small fragments
of the whole.

the negligible
bits of shrapnel
that hit us
right in our
stupid fucking
foreheads.

and we say,
‘ow! why’d you
have to do
that, man?’

and we say,
‘how dare you
try to fool
US!’

but,

the war is so big
it is almost
invisible.

we are fools.

we have been
fooled.

the nuclear lies
that brought us in
are almost
forgotten.

we salute the
good men who
have died
since the fighting
started over
there.

we salute the
other men who
declared victory
and retired
into peace
over here.

meanwhile
people still
get blown to
bits.

and no one cares.

there’s something better
on the other channel.

bruce jenner is safe.

thank fucking christ.

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