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August 11, 2017

I should pay less attention to Screen Actors and more to real people

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I should, and believe me, I do

For example, I’m looking at each and every one of you!

Don’t worry, I’m discreet, won’t gossip or dub you in

The intention behind this glare

Is merely to turn the stark truth of your lives

Into beautiful, uplifting poetry.

Real people are marvellous

There’s so many of them for starters

Though one is instinctively less fond of those

Who barge past, inside their cars,

On their bicycles, skateboards, skates, fashionable footwear,

Wrapped up warm and safe in whatever media their devices allow,

Determined to demonstrate that the fashion, costume or attitude they effect

Gives their reality precedence and permits them to barge.

I’m like that myself, on occasion

When armed with enough chips on my shoulder

But plenty of real people aren’t and deserve our attention all the more for that.

 

[Continued next week]

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