Inauguration Day

So, today

the world will

not end

bombs will still fall

on innocent people

in villages


far away

but, with their dying


they will not say,

‘If only this

had happened


my loved ones

could rest easy

with thoughts

of a Nobel Peace Prize

and reassuring lies’

No, the flies

will still feast

as we point

our guns east

and we say

rest in peace

though we couldn’t

care less

as more die

like the rest

we care not

that they die

only care

that the guy

who will be commanding

the slaughter

cannot be trusted

with our daughter

and alligator tears

will fill the ocean

between the truth

and what

we’re spoon fed

on a screen