Eyeless Wars

When warriors gouge out their eyes,
they cannot see their own demise.

Look well beyond your angry gaze,
beyond the battle's flash and haze.

Perceive your unseen consequence
before you go on your offense.

Shortsightedness is no defense,
and neither is your ignorance.

Those eyeless wars - the worst of all:
triumph indivisible from fall.

Eyeless Wars © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 6, 2019

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