look away
look in any other direction
but there

an unimaginable tragedy
the full panoramic pageantry
of life and death
is passing by
our comfortable chairs

some will talk
some will stare
but most will be afraid
to seem naive
or not to care

so we look
we feel
avoiding and defending
our embarrassment
and zeal

but the things we see
and are being said
won’t bring them back
they’re dead

so look away

soon enough
it will all be swallowed
by the great
black hole
the hollow

it’s a vary
very human history
no mystery
described in every shade
of grey

so now’s the time
to survive the day
go on your way
don’t stay

just look away