Poets writing about real people, strangers, lives revealed in newspapers
The newspapers are full of it, stories
gossip about the little people
in the tabloids, holding court, gushing
forth the minutiae of life
I should be taking notice
taking care to read
between twisted lines, sneering words
careless reporting from those
who don’t give a damn.
Damn you, Life, for dragging me
back into the mire
making me face that ignorance
of copping-out. I need to be out
and about to take part.