I’m watching a mercenary on TV
explaining aims to John Stewart.
The mercenary’s in a tie and suit.
It’s Eric Blackwater Prince
owner of warriors for hire,
a special-forces private buccaneer
contracted to work for
whomever may need an army
or assassins with guns and boots
versed in the techniques of hurt
to end violence (if that’s
Their fiduciary duty?
—to terrify and kill.