hey violence

by Jason Alan

hey violence
it’s lovely to see you again
and again
blatantly overt on the tv news scene
to the unreal version on the movie screen

hey violence
you spread like fire
creeping at night in bedrooms
or running wild in city streets
never skipping beats

hey violence
you plant your seed
when a child is beaten
pushed down into shame
and grows up to do the same
to his own

hey violence
it’s good to see you
you’re always there
you’ll never deceive me
you permeate the air i breathe
and i know
you’ll never leave me

hey violence
the world’s obsession
dancing the night away
with anger and aggression

hey violence