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APED: "blood but costs a little"

December 29th, 2009 (09:34 pm)

Tell us we are tyrant kings.
Denounce us, throw your spittle --
but power is worth everything;
and blood but costs a little.

Be civilized, you say. We are.
But that veneer is brittle:
we're naked apes, beneath the stars,
and blood but costs a little.

Come talk of peace, you say. We will.
But we'll be noncommittal.
We'll talk a while, then make our kill,
and blood but costs a little.

Throw us a trial, then. We don't fear,
For we expect acquittal:
for they'll be gone, and we'll be here,
and blood but costs a little.

Comments

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)

I really love this poem.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 30th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)

Nice.

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