Poemdog

Dogs 2018

INNOCENT CINEMA BYSTANDERS
(11/9/18)


no heroes

no geniuses

no celebrities

most of us
go about
our daily business
in relative
anonymity

we are
the superfluous
extras
in this movie
of life

destined
to be
background

shot in
the crossfire

victims
of a car
wrecks

a natural
disaster
death count

we are fodder
at the disposal
of the stars

needed
for the plot
but never
credited

they smile
to the camera
as we
are escorted

or our
bodies
are carried

quickly
away

viewed
just over
their shoulder

out of
focus

exit stage
irrelevant