War Games Are Fun

Let Us Play

I love how you said
let us play for the children,
and I liked to play too
so I didn’t have to shake
when the bombs fell above
and when I had a vision
of the scattering of
my wife’s limbs, and of
her head ripped off
for the glory of the enemy
so pompous and indignant
at the UN.

I love the silliness of you.

Give us this last day to play,
because with you
I will die happy
when we starve, and
freeze to death
playing a game
until we all
go see my family in heaven —
and I think my wife will like you.