He remembers the words perfectly: first, person
Stick-figure strong, to be distinct from woman.
It was not hard to recall simply “woman”
With no name attached. And it might play well on TV
Not to have simply camera and man
But also something else: woman, and person
Which could be anyone, could please the camera.
It is imperative to please the camera!
The public is as querulous as a woman
Always complaining. The 145,000th person
Died in America today, says the bottom of the TV.
He doesn’t know if it was a woman or a man.
It is of no importance. Donald Trump is the man!
He looks into the camera
And it adds 10 pounds, 21 grams of which is soul. It lives in the TV,
This much-more-real reflection. He stares at it, the way the woman
Stared at Narcissus, staring at himself. Just for now he is a person.
This is the order he will forget the words in, too. First person, then woman
Next man, then camera
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