nice (20160715)

so many dead
so easy to pretend they sleep
they feel no pain
suffer no longer
at the hands
of any reality
or any nightmare wrought
by human hands

but sleep they do not
for the sleeping do not howl
do not ask why
do not fill up the earth
with their bones
the sea with their ashes

what prayers
will reach
which god first

——

response to
The Daily Post
Daily Prompt: Nightmare
and the world as it is