Your next door neighbor is declaring war.
Not choosing their side is apathy they’ll claim.
They wish bombs to rain down
or rebels relabeled terrorists in some country lower in the list
of Google news results,
where the stories are everyone suffering and photojournalists being flown out
and laid off,
replaced by the eye and iphone of a 12 year old girl
who doesn’t yet know that her parents vaporized last night in rocket-fire.
So many good people are flippantly wishing for death on Facebook and Tumblr and Twitter.
The saddest, most pathetic meme has taken the internet.
It hacks the soul,
it tricks the mind into thinking it must decide who should live
and who should die.
War is vandalism of the human spirit.