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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #2196353
What does the act of killing wasps teach us about ourselves?
No solace for the queen ‘ere she dies
Her soldiers with no chance to fight
Choked to death in droves
Her drones stiffened then fell over
To lay alongside the corpses of workers
Neither will ever do her bidding
Nor answer her calls again
Her unborn, innocent, ignorant
Died in their eggs
Her newborn just a day old
Die in larval stage
He is relentless in his killing
No regrets for the savagery
Or the use of bitter poison
If asked, “Justified slaughter” his reply
They launched the pre-emptive strike
The welt on his arm still rages
In his hand another can
Is primed and ready
He curses and laughs as
Militants and non-combatants
Without discrimination all are made to pay
A backyard war with the wasps
Or more,
A revelation of the human way?
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