Three Wise Men.

Sunday, April 19, 2020 Pat and Hari

Three wise men
(Though two of them were women.)
And none of them were wise!
Read a protocol ,
Formed a quorum,
Rationed,
Culled!
Signed the death sentences
Of innocents,
Who had committed no crime -
Save breathing.
Signed the death sentences
Of innocents,
To preserve the worthy.
Without references or assessment.
Without interview or judgement.
Without questioning or cross examination.
Assumed the worthlessness of the innocents,
Who had committed no crime -
Save breathing.
Assigned exaggerated frailty,
On an inappropriate scale,
That did not fit reality -
But laid excuses for the lawfulness
Of the cull -
And the allocation of life to the worthy.