August 2018- Selection from new Collection Q Bop-City
Nothing to See Here
–Well I honestly didn’t think I was doing anything wrong. In the past there was always somebody to pay for what I wanted behind me.
-Actress Gene Tierney’s explanation when caught shoplifting in the film Whirlpool (B & W 1947)
No Yellow crime scene tape.
No chalk outline of a victim on the asphalt.
A crowd didn’t gather.
Perhaps someone wandered by on the way to
the store and might have glanced here
in this direction looking for something else.
But really ?
No one saw anything.
A bored cop took the complaint
from an anonymous source.
Turned out to be a false report anyway.
It was ascertained that truth was the only injured party.
But nobody could locate that
And it never showed up at the hearing anyway.
The only charges filed were dropped later
due to lack of any real evidence
Or indication of criminal intent.
Nothing to be seen here.
Not even Poetry was called in to question.
Nothing to see here.