The hawks are out today searching
from the clear rain-washed air for prey.
So, too, the drones are out searching
for enemies of the state.
For the hawks movement of the prey
is enough to send them into a dive.
For the drones, a distant operator
is needed to make the kill.
For the hawks the kill is an instinct
for survival. For the drones there is
no instinct, only manipulation.
Someone must decide who is to die today.
The hawks are creatures that kill to eat.
The drones are tools that kill to kill,
that in the arrogance of their masters
bring death to many an innocent child.