you took the lead
now you earn your keep
day in and day out
we keep breathing
smoke a cigarette
take a break
they'll wait
they always do

from someone from nowhere
to someone everywhere at once
a million poems spring forth

from someone who gave nothing
to the queen of sacrifices
no analogy is just

from the gazing spectator
towards the glowing spectacle
no commemoration is fair

from birth
till death
the sky is bare