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