some minor celeb

pulling out of London

early afternoon train

gliding the slidings junctions

& there opposite me

was this minor celebrity

did DIY projects on the tv

sitting pleased with his plump wife

looking out at the scenery

complaining about the graffiti

as he showed his train pass

provided by the production company

I spoke up that’s not graffiti

those are tags peoples names

proclaiming this place as territory

oh yeah? he drawled sweet

some expectation of voice recognition

oh yeah those are the only fame

some of these street kids

are ever gonna get

I could see his eyes harden

feel thoughts stir in his head

hear the clampdown

on the getting of them said

as we sat in silence

for the rest of that ride

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