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MEANDERTHAL MAN

 

Well, if I write it

they will read it

and I will become well known

and everyone will know me

 

but this would

be terrible

if it ever happened

 

I doubt that I would

ever wear celebrity well

It isn’t my cup of tea

to be in the spotlight

 

I don’t stay well

under the microscope

scrutiny unnerves me

 

I don’t wanna be

an example

or an excuse

for unsavory behavior

 

I try to be true

to what I am

but dirty humor

doesn’t always play well

 

drug references

without apology

and bitter sarcasm

masked in dry wit

 

I guess I ain’t

gonna be a role model

what with my behavior

and bad attitude

 

It’s just as well

I don’t wanna be like you

and I don’t want you

to try to be like me

 

12-27-95

 

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