For Your Security, Freedom & Democracy

The avenging eagle sweeps down,
No longer napalming or waterboarding;
The white flash of phosphorus burns the eyes,
As the flesh crisps and falls away –
An endless feeding frenzy
For an appetite that cannot be sated.
Give us your hearts and minds,
And failing that…
Your oil and your corpses
Will do damn fine.

Luke Eastwood is a horticulturist and writer based in Ireland. Read other articles by Luke, or visit Luke's website.