Casus belli, a poem by Maureen Connolly

casus belli

War is a mime
without a face

aiming
into the frame
of a picture

mirroring pain
in graceless
motion

within
a numbing stillness

Maureen Connolly

“casus belli” literally means an event that causes war

Maureen Connolly is a writer based in Chicago.

Posted by on Sunday, March 27, 2011