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Welcome to my latest exercise in an attempt to reach my goal of being a prolific writer in 2022. So, in addition to writing 1 short story each week (Because Ray Bradbury said you can’t write 52 bad ones – challenge accepted!) I will be attempting to post an original poem each day in April. This is not going to be easy – I’ve not really written poetry since college. So, these will be thrown together each day and not very edited.

I can hear you now – sucky stories and bad poetry? Sign me up.

For more information about the blogging challenge, see http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/)

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Mutually Mad

We grew up with the doctrine of
Mutual Assured Destruction
That if there was an attack, the response would be so swift, so powerful
that neither side would survive.
The doctrine was MAD
and it informed peace treaties, pacts, and everyday life
between nations

But has the doctrine of MAD also
informed a generation
so that personal treaties, pacts, and general social agreements
are somehow also ruled
by the idea of mutual destruction?

We have become, it seems

Mutually MAD

If I go down I will take you down with me–
Cancel Culture–
ways to mutually destroy our humanity.