Today’s Question

How is it
that the wealthiest
and most extravagantly armed power
ever to bestride the planet

Has come to use
the most expensive
and sophisticated, high-tech weapons
ever devised by man

To slaughter
the wedding processions
wood-gathering parties
and sleeping women and children

Of the poorest
and simplest peoples
In the remotest mudhut-and-nomad-tent
corners of the Earth?

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.