Being Famous

It must be like opening
a new door in a familiar wall,
the one with the photograph,
the same old photograph
but starting to look so strange,
just a quick impression and then
a flash of final lime-light
as the irresistible wind pushes
you outside, out into outer space,
where the view is always magnificent –
nothing but the best death for you, baby –
and then falling back down to earth
as celestial debris, as universal rain…

And all the over-active wave-lengths
have to reduce their amplitude and
frequency so that light can become a
particle again and feed the hungry
multitudes with circuses.

Being Famous

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

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This poem is a commentary on the strange ways that famous people are excluded from ordinary life.

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