Celebrity

For J.H.

But you’re the diffident one
who has trouble looking me in the eye
and we sit out back of my house
you smoke and get your throat down a half-step
(use a capo; you’ll live longer I joke)
and you go out there night after night on the road.

I slip a hundred dollar bill in your case when you’re not looking
And wish I had made more of myself.

5 thoughts on “Celebrity

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  1. Fantastic. Exceptional writing. I especially like the opening: “But you’re the diffident one
    who has trouble looking me in the eye.”

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