The General

how does the general
array his forces against the enemy
secreted within his innermost places
betraying the natural order of things
madcap innovative cellular variations
spied and shadowed by magic chemicals
murderous heroes, pharma mercernaries
fighting unnaturally by command,
not by love because winning is all that matters
that is how the general does
the suffering; eyes forward to the armistice,
when the general swims again,
when the forces are strokes,
plowshares forging the natural order
from the awful disorder of biological war.