Orange Friday


On Friday

War started.

Headlines read:

 

“WE NEED TO STOP THINKING

SAYS EXPERT”

 

Thus thought ceased

To save vital brain tissue

And identities died

Laid alongside casualties

Of sense-stripped soldiers –

The maimed of mind.

 

So survivors of both sides

Limped past row upon row

Of rotting souls

 

Underneath the eternally burnt

Orange sky.