Okay, watch this amazing
act of duplicity and awe
be sure to applaud at the right time
stand up and clap and hoot and stomp
keep your eyes on me, lovers
of despair and disconnect, you native
speakers. I am draped in wife-beaters
and dancing in the aisles, in the ashes
raise your voice in shouts of adore
me, let me shake that ass and win
the big role, the star role;
surprise me with pomp.
I want a thousand cheerleaders and you
at my grave.