Faculty member Rick Barot’s poem “Wright Park” appears in the August 14th installment of Verse Daily:
There must be drugs in the backpack
lying on the grass. One cop is leading away
the bicycle, while the other cops stand around
the man handcuffed on the ground,
not moving but clearly not hurt, waiting
like everyone else for what will happen next.
It’s just one faggot on a bicycle,
says the old man standing near me,
why so many cops?
Rick is the author of Want: Poems (2008, Sarabande).