The Warm War

Newspoem 21 March 2015

Living that American Dream
a house, a kid, 2.5 jobs
two cars at the garage
too chicken for any pot

But I'm supporting those troops!
In Afghanistanywhere I don't care where
Just sinking into that Warm War
comfy in cold and cloudy twelve-year-old bathwater

Living better than any
peasants in history
my maggot family
eating away the soft rotting corpse of empire

___ days left
before this decomposing sofa
has lost all stuffing and
only sharp rusting steel springs remain

Then we'll be eating our apps

But no no no
Hey hey hey hey hey
Kick back
Just sink into
the Warm War


Newspoetry by William Gillespie at Spineless Books