Monday, January 22, 2007

Generic Rock Star

Copyright 2006, K.D. Camp, all rights reserved.

(Written about a certain rock star who sang lead in a group from Athens)

acts like he owns this
overgrown cow town

expects the

that started to fizzle away
ten years ago

male pattern baldness
shaved head
not fooling anyone
generic rock star

drives around and around town

stopping by the coffee shop
thrusting autographs into the
hands of the disinterested

we all know him here
he is no stranger

the worst kept secret

the carnal cravings
desire for youth

it scares off many a young man
cruising the street corners
the bars
the parks

unaccustomed to the advances
of those hairy knuckles
and drooping eyelids

we townspeople say

he’s creepy
but predictable

at least he’s a native

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