Time Bombs were planted beneath cranial folds,
by Merlin J. McMinn
so that when the opposition exerted
they'd detonate. And they did.
One shot affairs with no allegiance;
'they blew up as well as down.
Alpha and Omega.
Only the passageways suffered...
Defensive scabs crusted.
And the scabs begat the scars...
The patients now the practitioners...
bomb factories the besieged.
From Time Bombs to Pipe Bombs,
in recurring harmony.