September 26, 2010

BRING YOUR OWN AUDIENCE

With a nod to Ray Brown

If I had my own audience,
why would I travel to Clinton?
I'd just have them
line up on my front lawn.
They could sit there
from night time to dawn
or until I think of something
that rhymes with Clinton!

Relatives say, oh, yeah,
you're the one who writes the books
Tell me, am I in any of them
that I should buy to see what you say
I've never been in a book I read,
that would make my day
What's with that crimp in your jaw,
what's with the looks?

Don't worry, I say,
if I had anything to write about you
I'm sure no one would believe
about that time you did what to whom
And, anyway, who would believe it
now outside this room
That story couldn't be true
about someone as outstanding as you

If I had my own audience
I would think that way
of people who are related
yet after all these years
know absolutely nothing
about me, my writing and
would never be in my audience

-- Copyright © 2010 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.

2 comments:

raybrown said...

Should we buy a used Volkswagon from the 60's and pick up our friends and take them to readings? Appreciated your poem.

raybrown said...

Should we buy a used Volkswagon from the 60's and pick up our friends and take them to readings? Appreciated your poem.