the belief

she holds

the belief

that she made him

who he was

the success

& nobody here

would deny

she was

his support

mainstay

holding

the background

sideman space

& now he

has gone

found another

anchor

gilded spar

she feels

cheated

robbed of riches

supposed to be

hers

ball point Elvis

she liked strange people

which made me question

as to who I was for her

look she said biro ball point Elvis

& there on the wall 8 x 10

was a great picture of the man

drawn in different colour pens

it’s by XXXX he came around earlier

left me this on the side

while I was out

& oh!

she ran to her kitchen

he’s fucking robbed me!

taken my housekeeping

it’ll all be gone on drinking

he does this from time to time

how come you put up with the man?

I asked worried for her

look she said biro ball point Elvis

& there on the wall 8 x 10

was a great picture of the man

drawn in different colour pens

that’s why