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's work has appeared at Dissident Voice, Common Dreams, CounterPunch, the New York Times, Village Voice and hundreds of other venues. His dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum. His books include novels and poetry collections. He can be reached at: gary_corseri@comcast.net. Read other articles by Gary.