I can see now
at my present age
that he isn't really a
captain of anything, just
harmlessly crazy, trying to
make us all feel a little safer
and in control which is a pretty
captainly thing to do after all.
It dawned on me when I heard about a bomb blowing up innocents close to home (unlike so many other bombs and so many other innocents elsewhere) that I have to end war. Not fight it, pit myself against or resist it, but end it entirely. War is in my every thought. It's contained in every cell of my being. This is going to be a job.