it only takes one word

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it only takes one word:
a high-pitched missile screams
sears the sky open
fractures our common history;
we watch as we destroy each other
nothing will save us now
not your love, nor your tragic heroism
what’s done is done
and it is too painful to hold your hand
I wish the cameras would pan away;
memory, like a broken remote control,
will not let us unpause this scene
life goes on but
but we’re still here
our fingers bruised from crushing
the meaningless device in our hands
blood will sputter from our skin
our nails will chip and fall
but still we go on
pushing and pushing the buttons

STOP.

STOP.

STOP.

STOP.

STOP.

STOP.

–please–

STOP.

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