Pax Bellicosa

Peace and War sit side by side
and tip each other's hats.
There they nudge each other's sides
and mingle in their splats.
Who can tell the battle yell
from this one's borborygmus?
That one's strafing and attacks
from this one's sternutation?
Mind you well,
we cannot bear for long
such hued enigmas.

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