An enormous platter arrives,
stacked on top of a toppling pillar
threatening to bury you,
but the prize is so great
it is the only thing you can see.
A remark can be harmless.
A remark can hurt.
When information is gleaned
and used for amusement,
gossip, whisper, giggle, snort:
the pillar will crumble completely.
And there will be no-one left
to recover you from the rubble.