I Don’t Think I Want Fame

I Don’t Think I Want Fame


I don’t think I want fame;

It takes so damned much time.

I glance at Instagram.

It’s so demanding, damned demanding,


If it doesn’t come to me

Completely freely,

Then I’ll offer up pursuit. It doesn’t

Suit my person;

Talents, aptitudes – not one.


Photos those –

Keeping up and putting on

Day after day each movement’s fuss –


What’s vanity but narcissism!


Infantile tourism

Of the global kind.

Left behind a schism

Between means and end.


Transient, short-lived, fame’s a trend:

Here today and gone the way it came.


Synonyms you ought to to learn:

Fleeting, fading, fugitive;

Momentary, temporary:

Life that has no real live.

One could go on, on, on and on.


I do not want to spend my time

On something that is here and gone:

Never really here: illusion.


I Don’t Think I Want Fame 12.4.2015

Circling Round Reality; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin




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