Name an event,
any event from history,
and I’ll name you a movie 
that will tell you how it all went down,
more or less.

Titanic? Titanic.
Pompeii? Pompeii.
Pearl Harbor? Pearl Harbor.
Along with others
bearing more creative names
and halfway accurate events.

And in a few more decades or so,
when enough of us are gone that
the facts have been forgotten,
a new generation will rush to watch
“Covid” and “Mass Shootings” and “Climate Change.”

The cycle continues 
like clockwork throughout history,
until the day the last story tells itself,
making sure no one is left behind
to twist it,
or to listen.