Keith Chopping

Aren't celebrities wonderful ?
They do so much for us.
Give their all to fill our lives
with their sparkle
in capital's bread and circuses.
They let us in on their secrets
share their recipes
caress us with their perfume
pare us down with their diets
defecate words for us to cling to.
All they ask in return
is our attention
and we are so willing to give it, for
without them
we would need more things to do
without us they would have no-one to be
they are the heroes we deserve.
When time comes for obituaries
let them take all the credit they're due.
Then we can be sure that we too have lived.
Immortal celebrities - they are not dead
just consumed.

Keith Chopping © 2011