The End of the Era

We were all tired of the details of the war
and when we were frustrated enough
the Maharal of Prague appeared
on the Golem of television
the creature of our creation —

He appeared on TV one night.
Out of the tube he began
speaking like the holy man he is —

We are all sacrificing our children
our failure to understand our differences

he said in twenty four inches

– we declare war on what is different between us
because we fail to grasp
the purpose of our differences.

I need you to be me
You need me to be you.

jsg, usa