Could this be the end of reason?
Is the gun mightier than the sword?
Are discussions usurped by
Shoot now, talk later.
Oh reason, have you aged out
of the system?
Why are we now reverting to loop-wholes
and holes through the body?
Where are the talking heads taking us?
Why do we know so much so quickly
that we don’t chew, but swallow
as fast as we can with lukewarm milk.
Come, let us reason together
when we can
where we can.
No one can fashion swords into
ploughshares in a day.
Let us exercise, pure and undefiled,
and exorcise our rights against humanity.
Lord God Almighty, revive hope.