Reality Checks In

His funeral
will probably be broadcast
on the
internet
He was a beautiful
human being

He will have no
funeral
His body
was pushed
out of a truck with
dozens of other bodies
by the Mexican government
a casualty of the
drug war

His uncle said
he was a beautiful
human being
who had nothing to with drugs
He will be buried
in a mass grave
He will have no
funeral

Let go
Let go of the idea
that grief for a
superstar
is more real
than grief
for the assassinated
in warring countries
for crimes they
did not commit

 

 

I made an edit to this.  I wrote in haste and regret one word choice which I have altered.

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