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Dogs 2017

COLLATERAL DAMAGE
(5/9/17)

another
action
flick

another
adventure
movie

focused
upon the
heroes

the villains

all through
the explosions

the shootouts

the car
chases

the destructive
catastrophes

we see
primarily
the main
characters

dodging
bullets

jumping
to safety

maybe one
or two
lost
along the
way

while
dozens

hundreds

thousands

of dispatched
bystanders
are hardly
footnoted

no one
would be entertained
with stories
of those
ruined lives

the scripts
have to flow
after all

the heartbreak

the funerals
involved

their deaths
are a minor
background

scene
set-ups
for the spectacle
of special effects
centered
upon the stars

a car
is crushed
by a speeding
tank

no mangled
corpses

detached
limbs

subsequent
cleanups

heart-rending
dispositions
are shown

a good time
was had
by all



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