David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "blood but costs a little"

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.
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