The Fabrication of Current Events

Do not kill the messenger, rather
beware the messenger
for the information
they bring
is likely
nothing but deceit
is likely
deliberately misleading
is likely
sent from high
to keep the populace
fighting with
each other
over pointless
differences
while they
keep their toxic
corruptions flowing
so they
can keep
getting away
with murder.

Heath Brougher is the poetry editor for Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He is the winner of Taj Mahal Review's 2018 Poet of the Year Award as well as a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award. He has published nine collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Change Your Mind (Alien Buddha Press, 2019). Read other articles by Heath.