The Known Citizen

Maybe no marble monument
for Citizen Anon
who was just a statistic until
the media come-on.

Of course, we may not now recall
what the victim had done
to deserve it - perhaps got elected
or possibly won

the National Lottery, perhaps
raided a bank,
parented quintuplets,
barred the way of a tank,

had a top hit in the pop charts, the first
to run a mile
in under four minutes, exposed
as a paedophile -

the list is endless.   Better
be just a stone
on a linely beach, unniticed
and unknown.