Soldier Off

A villanelle in support of Ukraine

Picture of soldiers from chest down marching forward in rows, in unison.
https://unsplash.com/@fandrejevic

A tyrant’s power rises from below.
Imagine when he wages war
if every soldier just said, No!

Instant peace, even though
not grasped before:
a tyrant’s power rises from below.

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Mary Keating

Mary Keating

Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.