Watching—Not Reporting

Oh god.

Nobody reported it?

Of the people watching already

Nobody reported it who was watching?

Nobody?

Did they know?

Did they watch in terror?

Did they not know it was real?

Did they think it was fake?

Was it just another action movie reel?

Was it a show that they scheduled?

Was it a performance, a musical, a spectacle of violence and steel?

Did they enjoy it?

Or did they expect it

Did they think that someone would stop?

Did they ever consider

That it was wrong?

Or were they just frozen

Stuck, immobile in awe

Of how awful people are

Wishing it was them,

Being broken. Them being shot.

That way they could stop watching

Watching the world rot.


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