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 has taught English and ESL within the City University of New York and at Fordham. His articles on politics and health care have appeared in CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, Dr. Linda and KevinMD; while his poetry has been published with Dissident Voice. Also a photographer, he is the author of three books: Faces of Manhattan Island, Faces of The New Economy, and Manhattan Pairs. He can be reached at: 321davidadam@gmail. Read other articles by David.