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.

Gary Beck spent most of his life as a theater director. He has 11 published chapbooks, 9 published poetry collections, 4 more accepted for publication. He has 3 novels and 1 accepted for publication, 2 short story collections and 1 accepted for publication. He lives in NYC. Read other articles by Gary.