Monday, May 26, 2014

Out of Memory

Maybe there's something
the anti-war people
are missing

because even as technology upgrades
to do the dirty work

of more and more troops
on the ground

even as information
we can know
about a country

is so up-to-the-minute
minutely small
that we miss
the blurry big picture

even as the old guard
rightly becomes

more accommodating
to historically ignored
or shunned demographics

they still find reasons
to protest it.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.