I am the guy in a red shirt in every episode of Star Trek
Who dies in the first scene or two.
I am not Spock.
I am not Kirk.
I am not the guest vixen in a low-cut blouse and mini-skirt.
I am Crew Member #3.
In our own minds we are all the hero
A colossus astride history,
Xena, Warrior Princess.
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A wise man
who realized his true significance in the Great Script of Life
recently threw himself in front of the morning metro train.
I was late for work.
How thoughtless of him.