Slowly They Go
I expected click-click-click
of handcuffs binding wrists,
eyes red with pepper spray,
a haze of tear gas fogging streets,
black ‘copters rotoring the sky,
and cellphone vids of troubled days.
Too late I realized the cunning gist
of protests that shimmer on-screen.
Slowly they disappear from the net-
May 8, 2018