You Admire the Presidents Who Send Drones

peaceably; parse peace as secretly still
killing in another country; make pacts
with Satans in silence; are serpents in

serpenticides, murdering civilians.
You admire the ones who win this system
sonically; seeming sensible in the same

misaction as the men before. You would
like to elect a woman to drone this
American sound, if she can do it silently;

in the name of reform; fresh
stangnance; stasis; stoppage of left fields. Yes
you admire the presidents who send drones.

Prince Bush is a poet in Nashville, TN. He has work in Cotton Xenomorph, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Pleiades, and SOFTBLOW, among others. All his poetry can be found at