There is always a war somewhere you say
and you zap further away to The Simpsons.
But the image is going to stay in my mind
for the rest of the day and the night.
Each family has a history, I know,
incredible stories for Winter eves,
how the cities were bombed, how to survive,
about life, about loss, about hunger.
You don’t make the connection, I say,
what happened then, is that not happening now?
But The Simpsons are true enough for your mind,
and there will always be war anyway.