We fortify from danger:
assassins in faces of smiling strangers
virtual enemies in their virtual webs
politics and economics lost to chaos that decide our fates.
We send emissaries to greet the unknown:
riders of fear, and mistrust.
They evaluate, and permute through distorting lenses
and we wait impatiently,
seeking sign of return from fortress apertures that gradually narrow our views.
Imprisoned in amour plated hearts,
and hidden in cages with locks so intricate there is no key
we seek shelter in the half light of life,
bent and broken,
to conjure spirits of freedom.