Upon the stage of clashing will and deed,
In land of tax and immigrant, they bide,
Like dogs in fierce debate, who pay no heed,
To the weary goat, beneath Biden's stride.

Slight tremor felt in Nikkei's firm resolve,
As market's snails to Powells speech aspire,
Like rabbit cornered, positions revolve,
Upon the endless wheel of want and hire.

A cease-fire stalled, the dove of peace takes flight,
As Israel and Gaza cross their swords,
Like hounds in endless chase, in dark of night,
No list of names, hostage to bitter words.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

a centaur