Brechtian Haiku

CHARISMA:

The man with the gun
at the end of his arm
has obvious charm.

DEMOCRACY:

The free expression of ideas
and the use of listening devices
to hear those ideas.

FETUS ENVY:

The belief that life is sacred
from conception
until birth.

NATIONAL SECURITY:

A defence mechanism
manufactured
by the Defence Industry.

NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS:

The nightly release
of toxic waste
into the Love Canal.