Gold & cheap-tin alloy
As artists, most of our lives, you’ll grant
are spent imagining we’re more important
than we are,
or at least wishing we were.
Of late, as my utterly useless “viewing”
numbers climb, (earning me not a penny more —)
I realize that I’ve always been a whore
with no takers, a clarifying moment forever.
Gold and cheap-tin alloy together.
kiss, cough, sneeze, and squeeze
but no takers, and no thank-you’s,