People on Pedestals
Putting people on pedestals (for the alliteration)
People on pedestals fear falling fatally
Pride puncturing plummets are promised.
Fear finding the fall too easy.
Feet of clay, people on pedestals
Afraid of awkward viewing angles
The upskirt shot, the up nose, up trouser.
Searing spotlights illuminate the people on pedestals
Searching, scathing spotlight scrutiny
Revealing, and the people on pedestals
Want not to be revealed, not really.
Want a little private, unobserved obscurity
Attention an attack and an artifice exposer.
The real risk that in looking up
Unvarnished truth unveiling.
Honest anxiety or narcissist needling?
People on pedestals who perpetrate poses
Market, mythologize, misrepresent to look good
Purchase the pedestal, polish it proudly
Help you put them up there, but then
When they fall off, incompetent, inept and over sold
It is your fault.
Your pedestal putting predilections
Selfishly setting them up for a stumbling
I like to look from on a level.