Danger lurks in the eyes of the crazed general
who grins as his finger hovers
over the nuclear button.
Danger lurks in the promises made over wine
in sumptuous hotel hideaways
above bunkers built for the rich.
Danger lurks in the hearts of grey-suited men
damning destroyers of forests
while denying them alternatives.
Danger lurks in declarations of world peace
as children die in far-off lands
nameless in their degradation.
Danger lurks in the city streets where we live
as boxed-in children with tired hearts
slump aimless before flashing screens.
Danger lurks in the old eyes of our offspring
who despairing surf the net
in search of a fantasy world.