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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

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