This War will be Four 





Cave painting of a battle between archers, Morella la Vella, Spain.


This war will be four 


for if it were to be three


we would be dissimulating 


a half-century of conflict


known as the Cold War 



which was 


unbearably hot 


around much of the world 



Looking forward


such as is my disposition


I smell a conflict 


that will put wars bygone


into a separate category 


from that which is about to come



A war that will be more vicious 


more global 


more drawn out 


than anything we have known before.  



World War I was supposed to last weeks


It lasted four years


World War II was supposed to last months 


It lasted six years


World War III/ The Cold War was supposed to last seconds


It lasted half a century…



                Whitening America



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