dear george and dear colin

(an open letter to almost everyone about the war)

dear george and dear colin;
you and yours speak so often
of democracy
and the protection of human rights.

please don't hurt the people of iraq -
they also laugh, cry, fall in love...
if you cut them, they bleed;
give them oxygen, and they breathe it.

dear citizens of the u.s. , dear people everywhere;
when night arrives,
they all go to the mystery of sleep,
as you do.

(dear tony, dear media representatives)