social injustice

this star-spangled catalyst
for freedom of expression
has created a national uproar

like religion
it mimics an opiate
deadening the psycho-social affects
of climate change
natural disasters
and the fear of nuclear war

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.