Drone Strike

Black sun, eye of death –
Faux left kraken, down-razed hate,

Naked scepter, unfound in blindness,
Unfound in oblivion – insensate;

Dissolving dreams of broken worlds unraveling,
As the fog appalls and hallowed memories burn,

A child weeps, abandoned to the demons,
While the mind devolves, a cry of doom unfurled;

Wraithlike wanderings, undrowned in ruins,
Thrice chimed the cataclysm where madmen reign;

Shattered earth, another drone takes flight –
To kill and ravage in the harrowing night

David Penner’s articles on politics and health care have appeared in Dissident Voice, CounterPunch, Global Research, The Saker blog, OffGuardian and KevinMD; while his poetry can be found at Dissident Voice, Mad in America, and redtailedhawk.substack.com. Also a photographer, he is the author of three books of portraiture: Faces of The New Economy, Faces of Manhattan Island, and Manhattan Pairs. He can be reached at 321davidadam@gmail.com. Read other articles by David.