Photo by Annie Leibovitz
I have heard ‘secrets,’
that interview was extensive,
a great deal of suggestion,
some wondered, others scowled,
many didn’t care,
about the man’s affairs.
What do we read?
the hottest magazines that demonstrate
our most monstrous needs to associate
with a world we might sooner
discard than understand.
Please know there is little derision
in supporting the decision,
We just wonder again,
what is so important in our lives,
that a 62 year old woman,
makes the cover of Vanity Fair?
Now there’s an obvious thought,
who is it reads such affairs,
or perhaps are there a volley,
a vaulting interest in readership,
let’s dive in now, won’t we all,
join the list of new subscribers?
How quickly we pirouette the personal
into an arena of public scrutiny.
A man who no longer felt like a …
such confusions are beyond my realm,
when today I walked down the street,
see a pretty woman and a handsome man,
I really haven’t a clue,
of her suffering … just months to live.
By her demeanor they look happy together,
almost sort of teary when we think about it.
Yet tonight what is trending,
because that really is what we’re after,
in a world drawn by ruinous imagery,
we welcome in good, old, Caitlyn Jenner.
Meanwhile, across the world, in lunchrooms,
classrooms, gyms and locker rooms,
there’s those damn kids again,
struggling to find their identity,
wanting to cut, to use the wrong dosage,
drive a needle into their arm,
be gothic, morbid, walking zombies,
whatever trend that moves aside,
their own personal fear of scrutiny.
I wonder if any of these ‘miscreants,’
even think of buying the latest,
Vanity, vanity, vanity,
Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair.