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/posted poems, articles and stories at Dissident Voice, The Greanville Post, Uncommon Thought Journal, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Transcend Media Service, Veterans News Now, The New York Times, Village Voice, Redbook Magazine, Common Dreams, and hundreds of other worldwide venues. His dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta and elsewhere, and he published novels, poetry collections, and a literary anthology (edited), Manifestations. He has taught in US and Japanese universities and in US prisons and public schools. He has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Gary can be reached at gary_corseri@comcast.net. Read other articles by Gary.