I can’t believe I’m laughing!

I’d have sworn I’d be

shaking or snivelling.

And I sure didn’t expect

a limousine.

I’ve never been in a limousine.

No biggy.

I’ve had better than fame.

Who needs the pressure?

As for fortune, I’m filthy.

That’s why I’m laughing.

I’ve had so much love:

the giving, the getting.

It’s shameful.

It’s embarrassing.

And it’s too late.

No-one can take it away!

And I’ve had the pain

to help me appreciate it.

Thank God for the pain!

Easy for me to say

now that I’m going!

But no, seriously,

the kicks in the teeth,

the gut, the rugs

pulled out, slammed ...


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