When last week's terror seems like history

Jenna Orkin

 

When last week's terror seems like history

as with an addict who seeks newer thrill,

the mutual destruction of Israel

and Arab world replacing Kim Jong Il,

When leaders who should model saving grace

are, rather, all-consumed with saving face,

and hopes of peace grow by the day more faint,

allusions to it brushed aside as quaint,

When hurricanes swirl metaphorically,

sooner, more intensely than before,

the dollar falls as the sea level climbs

so even Murdoch longs for boring times,  

in refuge from outrageous arrow's slings,

it helps merely to contemplate true things.