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 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.