Dogs 2020

Collateral Damnage
(10/26/2020)


history
is much
like an action
movie

heavy
focus upon
the hero

the villain

the overblown
theories

the savage
weaponry

the high tech
gadgets

with little
time

little
presentation
left

for those
inhabitants
of destroyed
structures

crushed
cars

leveled
municipalities

those folks
just don’t rate
the glossy
photos

the liquid
crystal
displays

or green
screen
insertion

in a killed
or be killed
scenario

they are
the corpses

the crippled

the casualties

relegated
to the unfocused
backgrounds

the quickly
panned
panoramas

a vast
majority
virtually lost
in final
edit

as so many
unsympathetic
survivors
are entertained

emboldened
by the dramatic
documentaries

energized
by the cinematographic
wonder

embracing
those philosophies
that necessarily
must exclude
them