George Grosz zeroed in.
Into human folly, grasping zeitgeist by its throat.
Poignantly he took apart convention and conformity.
Nailing its reality, a civilization in decline.
Pointing out pointlessness,
the horrors and the murderous evils of an ugly age.
Grosz a peerless visionary, peeling back its veils exposed
the underpinnings of corruption.
Effortlessly shedding light
on that milieus grim chokehold,
Grosz, unequaled social critic presciently foretold.
In my heart of hearts, I am outraged much like him;
marred each day by social failures
without and within.
-Poetic text and audio above- copyright 2016 by Kelsey Wilder