No Sale

by Brian Jones

Added 23 June 2003

There is a memorial in Afghanistan.
Buried in it is a piece
of the World Trade Center,
imported from New York,
and dedicated with the words, in part,

"We will export death and violence
to the four corners of the earth
in defense of our great nation."

To this, one question
rises from the rubble.

Is a human construct,
however great,
however noble,
worth that cost?

Written 3 April 2003

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