This is no country for new souls
and even children know when schoolyard bullies
become dictators, who become
Our nerves miss when Einsteinian curiosity
was not the formula to make whole persons
communities disintegrate, and ancestral war games
nullify under the pressure of new chess strategies.
Did the gods conspire with Darwinian madness?
Only those who are unsubtle and brutal will see
Science frightens me
and war is prayer before an altar.
These men in motion are caged and fanged;
God is the Zookeeper.
Everyone wants to sink their tiger teeth
into each other.
They are molten machine guns with their barrels