The powerful and the powerless,
linked when one sends the other to the killing fields
based on what they tell the press.
The other, fortunate to survive,
returns to homelessness in they’re cherished home
where drugs invade their broken lives.
What a brighter future we’d evolve
if we treated those who become addicted to power
the same as those addicted to drugs.
©February 2016, Christina Anne Hawthorne