War

Intrusive thoughts
Bolstered by Those who lack boundaries
Control: Keep it, Lose it, Seek it
That Insatiable Need
A Bedrock for Religion, Culture, and Politics

There is danger in losing our sense of self
But war is triggered in theft of another’s identity
Personal connection to a faceless icon
The Other, less than human, less than Us
Fear of Them to protect the Us

We are deceived
To think that war is only loud and bloody
The Running Rabit
Always being chased
The Soldier
Dodging bombs and bullets

War can also be slow or silent
War can be apathy
It can be Bureaucracy
The Addict
Numbed and Neurotic
The Caregiver
Resilient and Forgotten
The Child
Both powerless and voiceless

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