Opened, a red blossom of anger
Long held in a tight fisted bud;
Maybe it was annoyance once.
Irritation came and settled it its belly
And churned with the callous lies
Than ate at me like fire ants.
Irritation became causality
Of the spectacle of “awe” over Baghdad.
Like remnants of lives
Severed, charred and strewn about
Irritation could not survive.
The fury with which our own
Came home in boxes
Became the rage in full bloom today.
You talked about political capital,
Suspended habeas corpus,
Mortgaged future generations.
The audacity of