Agents of war

Everyone becomes paranoid when the agents of war descend like starlings and begin to scavenge. The agents of war don’t care; they don’t care about us or about what we love. Their disdain gives them power. We hear they’ll rape the women and eat the children. It’s easy to believe the stories when we see how they behave. They brandish their beaks and eat what they want, as though they owned everything. We all begin to act like them.