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
while they
keep their toxic
corruptions flowing
so they
can keep
getting away
with murder.

Heath Brougher is the Editor-in-Chief of Concrete Mist Press and co-poetry editor of Into the Void, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Magazine. He received Taj Mahal Review’s 2018 Poet of the Year Award and is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. He was recently awarded the 2020 Wakefield Prize for Poetry. He has published 11 books and, after spending over two years editing the work of others, is ready to get back into the creative driver seat. He has four books forthcoming in 2022. Read other articles by Heath.