catching people’s attention

Catching People’s Attention

I abdicate
the throne.


I kill
the messenger.


I lock
the good
queen in
a chastity
belt.


I ring
the bells.


I’m a
busy man.


I make
long lists
& give
command performances.


I am the
thin man
I’ve inched
my way
around dread.


I coin
phrases &
write forgettable
rhymes.


I earn
my keep
& pay
ransom.


This makes
me less
than ordinary
more than
spectacular.


Dreamless.


I catch
people’s
attention.


One false
move &
it’s
over with.

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  1. you the man, john bennett!!!!

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