could this crimson burka twisted o'er
the face of morgenland's hag
augur destructions for the peroxide-
invader (or could it be a hoax?
what prophecies shimmer like mirages
in the mullah's cryptograms
could they be harmonic lightning
(or just a prisoner's final prayer?
do these missiles & their vapour
trails contain future rain or blood
& if so will it be brought in bottles
(or will these too be extradited?
day-glo nations moonwalk on quick-
sands of terroristic wilderness
wear the flag like crosses (on backs
along their fake grunge calvary
look here we have three words
(i weave a sign 'beware of sharks'
& walk on down the beach into the
post-romantic dardanelle dark