Call me selfish.
Fine, I understand
Say I am heartless and mean
I wouldn't disagree
But I will not attend your media funeral,
will not pay silent tribute to
The Nation's Loss
Call me selfish, as I look away to
Care for the underfed in my nursery
sniffling and asthmatic every morning
picked up late every afternoon.
I am too preoccupied to participate in your spectacle
Not a little bitter about the attention not paid
to the survivors