When I’m at Home, I Watch Star Wars.
When I Watch Star Wars, I Write Haikus About War, Violence, and Memory.

Episode 1
Battle droid theory:
Turn war into fetish, make
army of robots.

Episode 2
Soldiers are now slaves
in galaxies of mass graves,
programmed for violence.

Episode 3
Fear is mutation,
soul transformation and sin
when man starts to kill.

Episode 4
The family back home:
Echoes and faint memories
of life before war.

Episode 5
Too dark, now. Mind filled
with trauma and torture. Mask
for the suffering.

Episode 6
Confront the demon.
Put end to internal war.
Make peace before death.

Episode 7
A ghost’s memory
haunts the new generation
and passes down pain.

Episode 8
Young resistant minds
have the spark to start over.
Reclaim history.

Episode 9
If demon returns,
reprogram memory, and
write your own story.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.