Yay, Bombs!

In my ear
Joni sings

They won’t give peace a chance
That was just a dream some of us had

while a fighter jet passes and social media erupts
with news of Raytheon stocks rising


but hardened hearts are not so enthused
nor easily seduced by the economic


This is no war cry
on my cheek,
but sympathy for a race
still lost.

Poem ©2017, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month, 7. Photo from IMS Vintage Photos.

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