war on terror

war on terror

its coming
through a hole in the air

we breathe its fiery breath
hear its dark-beating heart
coming at you and you
stalks every hourly news

terror is real
ask one blinded
by the black spot of fear
a culture of fear

but it’s not there

you can’t bomb the intangible
drones can’t destroy terror
yet can a war on terror be an act of terror

all we have is a voice
to say resist
violence does not work

if the shadow we chase
is caught
it will be our own