Newspoem 13 March 2008  

Five years


protesting five years
of murder on March 13

fifty nice people
hold handmade signs up to one
amplified speaker

widespread rioting, i did
not think to bring bricks

in the winter sun
signs go blank, signifying
empty sentiment

  "We have the power"
for clumsy renditions of
"blowin in the wind"

where are country joe
and the fish, the feel like i'm
fixin to die rag?

with relentless lies
have our leaders extinguished
our reason, hope, fire?

what is the sound of
one fist shaking at people
who are not present?

Newspoetry at Spineless Books