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“i am an acceptable collateral loss”

i am an acceptable collateral loss.
i am not of much account in your high policies.
i am not important. i am of no value.

i talk about
  how i have been harmed,
  how i am being harmed,
but you don't care
  because you know
  The Greater Good.

You talk about
  a more just,
  a more caring,
  a more compassionate society.

You believe _you_ know
who can, and must, be sacrificed
if all are to be saved.

It's unlikely to include you.

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