I Wish I Was A Celebrity...

I wish I was a celebrity...

Karyn Indursky


I wish I was a celebrity
getting my poetry
exploited on TV,
selling it in our bureaucracy,
sharing my integrity,
seeking money as loyalty,
decorating elaborately,
receiving fake honesty,
causing controversy,
losing trace of privacy,
selling my intimacy,
imbedding in everyone's memory.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I was watching TRL on MTV and got pissed off at how celebrities write poetry, publish themselves, and the writers like myself get published with work without the payment. I bet she'll be raking in the dough, but how genuine is her work? Did she write it for herself or something to bring her money?

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