the screams of torture

of tasered Mostafa Tabatabainejad
blasted thru white picket fences
across states red blue and purple
how many times tasered
when once was not enough?
enough to knock Mostafa to the floor
but not enough for humans turned bestial
tell me how does it feel
Barbie and George
to be on your own
to be all alone in the middle of the night
do you still fear bravehearts
that demand badge numbers
identification of the perpetrators
of torture?
tell me how does it feel
on the hot seat of Nuremberg?
“Yes or no,
does the US sanction secret torture?”
“We do not torture. Interrogation techniques
are top secret. Trust me.”

Truth does not ask for trust.