you could be

cracked out a la rambo
pumping the air with your song
punishing your peers, paying back
the disappointment prize

for meretricious thoughts
in your arbour (your indulgence)
you think you’re the lowest
of the low but can you get lower?

let me show how – first
be famous for something
anything, like setting
hoodlums in hoodies on fire

or beating a bear in a bunfight
over coleslaw or pancakes (as
long as you swallow the winnings) or
making a hard decision about your

damned life or what’s left of it
‘sucked in’ comes a cry from the crowd
but don’t be deterred by their calls
it’s your turn now to be proud