18 October 2011

bin Laden

Osama bin Laden Shark

no, bin Laden wasn’t a saint
but in the next few days what
Osama was will be edited
into martyrdom by proxy

there’ll be estranged acts of
venal rectitude – all bizarrely
swayed by a maimed sense
of post hoc reference

assassinating the depraved
beast well may have saved
a belief in common decency;
tho’ nothing’s guaranteed

less immutability, idiomatic
promises of a safe future is
the same as serenity vaguely
assuaged at no-charge

Osama is dead assuredly –
but nothing has changed...
© 3 May 2011, I. D. Carswell