First, some live Seein' Red footage via youtube. I saw them in Chicago before we moved away - one of their "once every 10 years in the US" tour shows. All three in their 40s, and still punk as fuck. I have no idea why there is a crazy "heavy metal light show" going on, but who cares. "Ongoing War." Love it:
Second, a poem by our beloved Carl Sandburg. Keeping with the theme, here is "Grass" from 1918.
PILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
I am the grass; I cover all.
And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?
I am the grass.
Let me work.