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the dead do not matter
remember we killed Kennedy
are you stupid?

we can do anything we want
Iraqi dead American dead
a nuclear war

we can do anything

if I were you I'd shut up and shop
while you still can
looters will be shot

your health care your children?
oh please you're making us cry
tears in our martinis

from deep underground
we will still run the world
while you vigil in front of caves

we will use your daughters to procreate
for us a new herd of sheep
an unlimited food supply

it will be just like old Rome
only better as we watch the sheep
do what you called the unspeakable

perhaps you should have spoken it
out loud back when it would have mattered
instead of just whining about peace

don't worry your peace is coming
you silly people who wanted to be like us
without any of the guilt or shame

the peace of unburied dead
do you have a sign for that? a candle?
come on make us laugh--it's a party

(Inspired by James Douglass' book: JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE)
Peter Buknatski
Montpelier, Vt.

Peter Buknatski

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