political implosion. social cannibalism.

mask blackface,
lead white lies,
caged canaries,
cultural coalmines:

cameras,
pendulums,
melted nasal,
WMDs.

chaos.

ignorance disappearing,
complicity compelling,
malevolence swelling
convenience craving,
half-truths webbed,
full lies lived,

political implosion.
social cannibalism.

outgrown mythology of saddam, et alii;
outgrown mythology of sodom, et cetera;
outgrown mythology of a war for slaves, nigger;
foundation forgone,
function forgotten,
sense surrendered.

allusions vague,
illusions brave,
golden era limply praised,
all glaze, none gaze, at glory daze;

nothing convinces,
only rabid self-interest,
kill or be killed,
pray or be prey.

echoes

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