Michael Fenton

GUERNICA circa 21st Century

Feet walk on jutted pavements

heads filled with lasting scars

collateral destruction by the carnage displayed

Battle zones marched by foreign boots

fire on a blink – friend or foe

the  ‘gods’ claim absolution

Wall graffiti in blood

acerbity of putrefied flesh

vultures hunched in satiety

Frozen frames recorded in archives

mortuary remains after autopsies

probed for reasons of concealment

The innocent stand in rows

by empty graves  ready to seed

a harvest of scythed cadavers

Hyenas, moon circled, bay their dismay

their excrement valued by gold worship

the earth trod in quicksand oblivion

Shards of stained glass windows pierce beliefs

deities showed no concern

the cleavage of self regard exposed

Michael Fenton © 2007