Johnny B

she was the one they all wanted
she was the one none of them wanted

which was it

she could no longer
remember
it no longer mattered

you will be famous one day
that face
will be famous


they had been
lying
belly floor down
face to face
music throbbing under them
sweet cannabis drifting over them
people
lovers friends strangers exes futures
stepping
around them

you don't see it, do you?
that face
you have no idea do you?


his eyes in the darkness
glowed
like a possum's

thinking of a possum
she laughed

of course not
they never know, the real ones
they never see it
but I know, I see it, I see
that face
and mark my words
it will be famous one day


she had not known how to mark
words
she was only just learning how to mark
men

and when it is
when that happens
I'll be somewhere saying
I knew her when


but he had died

and that face
her
face
had never been
famous
had never been
wanted
had never been
anything
but
just another
face

c.sdmrogers 21 november 2009