Unlike and far less destructive
Than the city and campus riots
This quiet demonstration was in some way
More dangerous than either.
Its very muteness was maddening -
A human glacier moving inexorably
Towards its own mass suicide!
Chicago, as all cities now
Was little more than a cage
For the wretches of humanity
Who occasionally paused in their rabid
Scouring for meat, drink and amusement
To clamor hoarsely at the armored patrols
For the blood of the invader.