Dark Alchemy

This is a trianglet poem about war. “Those who turned blood into gold” is a quotation from the book War Is a Racket (1935) by General Smedley Butler.

War!
We need
your young men!
War bonds are sold.
The bankers get rich,
and down in a ditch
blood turns to gold.
A thieves’ den
of greed!
War!

(written c. November 2019)