they say the soldiers are dropping
like flies
dying from a state of consumption
when it gets cold
gnawing on their fingers

wishbone buried deep

well it's five degrees now
and we've all given ourselves
five finger discounts to the buffet

autoimmune disorder

they say cancer is nothing more than
identity crisis of bacteria
an entire nation
state of consumption
eating cigarettes& 
drinking Freud

overplayed plot device

dig your trenches for the war
ready-made burial plot
locally sourced cannibalism
sustainable hedonism