Stop negotiating with terrorists:
the terrorist friends who hold your heart hostage
wanting just one more ounce of empathy
for the dramas they have created
the terrorist job that poisons your mind
with its biochemical weapons of ethical dilemmas
and adult daycare demands
the terrorist body who will never let you rest
the terrorist mind
who tells you that fear is now your mantra
who is judge and jury and executioner
the terrorist idea that karma has you trapped.
Breathe slowly. Aim true. Shoot cleanly.
Mind the recoil.