First Day of Spring
my daughter asks me
why did people invent war?
don’t they know it’s the devil not god that likes war?
do children have to fight?
do they kill children too?
boys, and girls?
how old are the children?
why don’t the soldiers just quit?
and then the sound of helicopter passing
she thinks it wondrous dashes off to look
and for all those for whom that sound is terror?
because of them
we must love the world
all the more
Published in Shift #4 Revoution Issue: