The wind is curiously silent tonight.
Nothing disturbs the deep darkness,
but the wafting scent of madness.
In the desert, captive children
toss and turn, whimper and sleep,
the government their souls to keep.
They will wake to razor wire,
and the company of strangers,
caught in concentration camps
of unknown bureaucrats and guards
blamelessly following the orders
of distant, calculating masters
who play political chess
with the lives of the innocent.
The country that separates
mothers from their babies
will rise and ask no questions,
going about its business,
buying, selling, grasping at more,
untouched by this insanity,
kissing its own kids good morning,
unwilling or unable to feel or see
the malignant cancer eating its way
through the complacent, rotting soul
of what, once upon a time, used to be
the home of the brave,
the land of the free.