No Time for Corruption


Hell, no time for disagreement

The Kurds need recognition

Identification as a community

Militias need discipline


If they’re going to exist at all

Iraq needs to find its center

If it’s going to overwhelm ISIS

And not defeat itself


What do we do, we from the



We have resources, maybe we

Have time, we have perspective


More importantly, we can care


Stratagems and de-stabling

Agendas aside, sixty-six persons

Died—were killed—in a bombing

In Sadr marketplace


I know we don’t know this place

We might not know how to say



But sixty-six


How many families is that


I swear, we should invoke the

Real Isis, god of wisdom and

Brother to the god of the dead


Let her sort it out, if we cannot

Find the wisdom in ourselves