The Road to Elsewhere

 

The highway to ‘hail,

 

Hail Afghans all here,’

 

 

(“Give me your ears…”)

 

 

Is paved with good intentions and ‘IUO’s.’

 

On that yellow ‘book’ road, tell tales-where-banned

 

 

Men of lairs acclaim executive offense…

 

Come out of your pious lores, you liars.

 

But we’re all so right, we over weird, of the west wind…

 

 

Our shocked awe amazes

 

(“You, too …’brutal’?”)

 

 

We’re not in Kansas

 

Anymore, nor never were. Was?

 

 

A last ‘stand’ stammering

 

In that season--the dogs of Mars and a sheep’s head,

 

 

She slumps to the bleeding ground.*

 

Shot for All...

 

Uh…

 

 

Can't we get a heart?

 

 

 

 

 

*Another woman executed by the Taliban

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Wilcox has published a speculative novel titled "The Feeling of the Earth". He lives with his wife on the central coast of California.