Behold! The Superstar!

crowd of people enjoying on concert

Photo by Rahul on

A slave, just keeping up appearances

according to the schedule

of the tour

and beyond

even as these experiences are the ingredients


in the fermentation, of reality going sour

and behind

the 8 ball

at the after party


looking good in the bad boy suit and glasses

while inside, slowing fraying

like a thrift store bargain

falling apart

even while doing a great job of playing the part

they say you’re supposed to be playing

as the lights flash on

snapping, like a whip


as the triumphant cues are playing

driving, like a taskmaster


even as I walk out smiling

saying, I love you all

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