Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Yellow Alert

Yellow vests now
march in the streets of Paris,
protest gas taxes—

metropolitan elites
thrive in globalisation,

but feast on the poor,
feast on farmers and workers,
leave them only cake.

Now chants and signs, shouts and fires,
smoke and sirens, flashing lights

surround the Arc de Triomphe.

Gary S. Rosin’s poetry has appeared in Concho River Review, KYSO Flash, Silent Waters (George Digalakis 2017) (photographs), and in two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web, and Fire and Shadows.