One Day Older

I don’t know what body matches this name,
nor face, nor have any feeling
(real or imagined)
of the fundament of them;
I am unaware of their feuds,
their frenzies, their history,
I do not know them –
neither do you, though you pretend –
nor do I grasp where they emerged,
and how they gathered such support,
yet I find myself staring, blankly,
at once bereft of curiosity –
I have need for many useless trivia
and yet this is not among them,
I do not know this famous face,
although perhaps someday I will.

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