The Much Anticipated Game

He saw a preview of a soon to be released
and much anticipated video game and it
was then he understood what the
theologian/priest meant when he wrote
of Western Civilization’s loss of hope
in the wake of perpetual war since I and II.
Such loss of hope is in our
bones through and through:
Genocides are surely a symptom of deep
self-loathing and fear.

And this is what the children hold
near and dear out of fear —
the destruction of the other
not caring that the other
is a child of a mother
and father and maybe a
sister or brother.
Obliteration is the answer
the politicians cry,
“Wipe them out
before they give it a try.”
From virtual to actual,
oh, my, oh, my.


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