As Though a Great Chorus

Walking in a line
mother and children.
The leader with her
chin up
head up
neck exposed
leading the pack
to a type of slaughter
without so much as a clue.

Meanwhile the Children behind
have their eyes every which way
questioning motivations
attempting to give
the hint
so desperately needed
to stop
to reconsider the plan.
(Whatever that may be.)

As she so eloquently advances
the mother’s actions are indeed
speaking much louder
they say
(as though a great chorus)
I’ve been through this before
I’ve seen things
I’ve seen it all.
A few mindless squabbles
won’t change a damn thing.


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