Protest VIII

Agitators gather
in a public space
fueled by outrage
at a callous system
rewarding the few,
impoverishing many,
while the silent majority
turn to tv shows,
video games,
social media
ignoring arrests
of seekers of justice.

• “Protest VIII” is from Blunt Force, Gary’s unpublished collection that delves into many issues and concerns of our times.

Gary Beck spent his life as a theater director/playwright. He has had 21 poetry books, 7 novels, 3 short story collections and 1 book of essays published. Gary’s original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, where he resides. Read other articles by Gary.