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Clashes of humanity press weapons into the faces
angst drilled in by the harsh hand of the state
those orders followed the bullets fired at crowds
this force of our will to be driven by pain
in the eyes of the world eyes that smart
the corrosion of social relations by
flames doused by decree with weapons beyond the body
externally waving wire the sirens and the chopper dash
flay at the air invisible mayhem
the calamity at crossroads hacked into the arms
wings removed and bleed furious paint
human cells sprayed upon the flag