A Rerun

They know you
better than that.
The man on their televisions
looked nothing like you aside for your face.
There are going to be phone calls
and messages unread
in the wake of this wake.
This sinister feat
reaches beyond the headlines and the editorials
to the core of identity.
Is a man the man he was
before the trigger or after?
And can they be wrong when they say
“This is not the man we knew,”
when no one knows a man
like you?