Today's wars
are gossamer wars
feathery mindwave wars 
with stinging nettle
and jellyfish explosives
android insects
with leveler eyes
that spit nuclear venom
that place poison under the tongue
on wafers like dragonfly wings

How did it come to this?

The old wars were hard-edged wars
with everything in its place
today's wars
seep and stain
leaky milk-acid wars
burning what they touch
burning whatever you think
or once thought
or are about to think

I suppose it was
too much screen life
with digital sleep
shoved under our fingernails