Drones swarm through the pieces of a shattered city
like mechanical vultures feasting on a rotting animal’s corpse
stripping off flesh until only bones remain.
Their beady red eyes scan the rubble
searching for new victims
guns locked and loaded
ready to spray cold hard death.
War victims worm their way through the ruins
ducking under rusty cars
crawling through slimy pipes
hiding in abandoned stores
avoiding the watchful eyes
of the deadly drones circling above
growing bored by the lack of action
the shiny devils decide to spice things up with a strike
Letting a blood curdling metallic roar
they let missiles rain down
that grind the earth down into dust.
panicking people stream out of destroyed shelters
only to be met with bullet hail.
The drones watch bodies shred apart into pulp
as they kill indiscriminately without mercy.
In a far away land
a detached man watches the carnage on a screen
in HD resolution, he can see every signal drop of blood
every molecule of dust.
His trigger happy fingers mash colorful buttons
as machines pump his body full of drugs
washing away feelings of hesitation and guilt.
A robotic creature hovers next to him
supervising, watching every move
whispering static into his ear
telling him who needs to be killed
for his own safety and security.