BY AIMEE BEDOY
if you believe in the dignity of human life --
how can you sit idly by,
while thousands and millions of humans die
by the hand of others?
the homicide is ringing in my ears --
their silence is louder than your rhetoric,
their screams no longer present.
can you hear them?
the cause bears no difference
if it be at another's behest
never looked so pretty
wrapped up in nice words
and "pre-emptive defense,"
like "preventative measures"
and "criminal justice"
. . . and in hopes that the ends would justify the means.