Dick is a writer, attorney, and political activist living in Vista, California. He is the author of Paying the Rent, an autobiograpical account of anti -war and civil rights activism in the 1960’s and beyond. The book is available on Amazon.
The Psychology of Misinformation
was the subject of the meeting
and I thought where the hell
can we start unraveling this huge
ugly monster of a topic, what
edges can we grab
and begin to gently tug, like pulling
a weed straight up, not jerking
or snapping root & threads
which break so easily, leaving
enough to rise and break soil again.
With a worldwide pandemic,
racial reckoning summer,
and open rebellion by a President
and his maggots of misinformation
feasting on wounds in the body politic -
we might take hours to agree
on a starting point, even then
someone is bound to leave angry,
buy a bottle, and visit their spouse
in the cemetery.