Mainstream Media Acrostic

Mealy-mouthed
assassins
state halt-truths/non-truths,
swearing they are true.

Meanwhile, IRS, Benghazi, AP phone records
extirpate the Social Contract,
demonstrate a lack of trust—
in whom, exactly, no one knows;
all are suspect, all condemned!

Biggest issues wallow
uninspected: wars, pollution,
loss of dignity;
loss of coherence, basic values.
Slime in the Arts, and in the perverse
hearts of our
Inquisitors, confuses, stampedes,
terrorizes, silences the herd.

Gary Corseri has published articles, fiction, poetry and dramas at hundreds of venues worldwide, including, Dissident Voice and The New York Times. He has published novels and collections of poetry, edited the Manifestations anthology, and his dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta and elsewhere. He has taught at US public schools and prisons and at US and Japanese universities. He has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library. Gary can be reached at: gary_corseri@comcast.net. Read other articles by Gary.